Examples from the Web for sentience
Then that brought up the question of sentience: Is this Will Caster?How ‘Transcendence’ Director Wally Pfister Became Christopher Nolan’s Secret Weapon|Andrew Romano|April 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Our sentience just cycling through our lives like carts on a track.‘True Detective’ Episode 5 Review: ‘The Secret Fate of All Life’ is the Best Episode Yet|Andrew Romano|February 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They are also, I might add, invariably pre-machine- sentience societies.Nerdiness from Noah: Iain M. Banks and 'The Culture'|Noah Kristula-Green|April 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Horus Stone, as though endowed with sentience, fell and rested where it had rested five thousand years before.The Mummy and Miss Nitocris|George Griffith
The same is true of the sentient object so long, and only so long, as I do not take its sentience into account.
She knew well the meaning of the bonnet which actually seemed to quiver as though it had a sentience of its own.The Man|Bram Stoker
Could it be that the powers of Nature which had been revealed to me in the dread hour had not only sentience but purpose!The Mystery of the Sea|Bram Stoker
But to take the sentience into account is to sympathize, or at least the sympathy is implied in the normal or only possible case.