Origin of sentient
Examples from the Web for sentient
What is the quality of the sentient light they encounter, that “shines not burns”?
Moreover, taking the life of a sentient being is repugnant, a sin that prevents many devout Buddhists from slaughtering animals.
The slightest automatic movement varied, of course, the sentient surface affected by the impression.Adrift in the Arctic Ice Pack|Elisha Kent Kane
To think in terms of mystical wisdom meant human denial of all sentient life.Freedom Talks No. II|Julia Seton
The contrary is the case with these sentient mirrors of our spirits.
In the sentient creation, existence becomes a good in itself, or a good capable of terminating the divine will.
The rocks seem like sentient giants ready to eat each other.The Come Back|Carolyn Wells
British Dictionary definitions for sentient
Word Origin for sentient
Word Origin and History for sentient
1630s, "capable of feeling," from Latin sentientem (nominative sentiens) "feeling," present participle of sentire "to feel" (see sense (n.)). Meaning "conscious" (of something) is from 1815.