- sentimental value,
Origin of sentiment
Examples from the Web for sentiments
But none of them are so out of step with sentiments common among many New Yorkers.Eric Garner Protesters Have a Direct Line to City Hall|Jacob Siegel|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I shared the sentiments of the Fatah sentry who allowed me inside the walls of the Muqata in Ramallah.
The two sentiments usually come bundled together, and cut both ways.100 Years of Wrigley Field: Are the Chicago Cubs Horrible Because of the Ballpark?|Luke Epplin|March 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These sentiments were expressed personally to Georgian Prime Minister Garibashvili during his trip to Washington, D.C. last month.Obama Tells Georgia to Forget About NATO After Encouraging It to Join|Will Cathcart|March 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But despite the PR-friendly veneer, the sentiments are difficult to dispute.
However, we are already sufficiently acquainted with his sentiments in these respects.The Life of Philip Melanchthon|Karl Friedrich Ledderhose
On the contrary, His Imperial Majesty appeals to their sentiments of justice, and to the consciousness of their own dignity.The British Expedition to the Crimea|William Howard Russell
"Necessarily, no doubt," Lena said, with an idea of easing her sister's stupefaction by a sarcasm foreign to her sentiments.Vittoria, Complete|George Meredith
His ambition and his simple personal successes had formerly distracted him from the sentiments which madame de Rnal had inspired.The Red and the Black|Stendhal
His sentiments apparently fell no further towards his heart than that; his brain belonged to the bridge of his nose.The Entailed Hat|George Alfred Townsend
Word Origin 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.