Origin of sentiment
Examples from the Web for sentiment
Throughout the progressive movement, this sentiment is echoed almost everywhere.Why the Left Loves Warren, But Won’t Swoon for Sanders|David Freedlander|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now, the key is to hold on to that sentiment and use the popular support as leverage.Eric Garner Protesters Have a Direct Line to City Hall|Jacob Siegel|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So to hear such fervent anti-Ortega sentiment from previously devoted campesinos and compañeros is unprecedented.China’s Nicaragua Canal Could Spark a New Central America Revolution|Nina Lakhani|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That the sentiment is increasingly and simplistically being associated with Islam is as problematic as it seems inevitable.Karen Armstrong’s New Rule: Religion Isn’t Responsible for Violence|Patricia Pearson|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The sentiment shared across platforms at the meeting was anger at the press for sensationalizing the problem.
The saying is perhaps not historical but it illustrates Indian sentiment.Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3)|Charles Eliot
Even then the sentiment of our rights existed in the bottom of our souls.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents|James D. Richardson
“Quae non expediunt, nec licent,” such is the conclusion arrived at by the sentiment of Christian nobility.The Essence of Christianity|Ludwig Feuerbach
Presently some sentiment is expressed which you do not approve, and you put forth an impulse of will-power in protest.Beyond|Henry Seward Hubbard
So far can a fine fastidiousness, allied to a sentiment of compassion, go towards making a man a consummate hypocrite.Mercy Philbrick's Choice|Helen Hunt Jackson
British Dictionary definitions for sentiment
Word Origin for sentiment
Word Origin and History for sentiment
late 14c., sentement, "personal experience, one's own feeling," from Old French sentement (12c.), from Medieval Latin sentimentum "feeling, affection, opinion," from Latin sentire "to feel" (see sense (n.)).
Meaning "what one feels about something" (1630s) and modern spelling seem to be a re-introduction from French (where it was spelled sentiment by 17c.). A vogue word mid-18c. with wide application, commonly "a thought colored by or proceeding from emotion" (1762), especially as expressed in literature or art. The 17c. sense is preserved in phrases such as my sentiments exactly.