sensible


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sensible

1. having the capacity for sensation; sensitive
2. a less common term for leading note
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And verily, it is the strangest thing in a wise man, if over and above, he be still sensible, and not an ass.
Benjamin, when I put the question to him, acknowledged that I had made a sensible choice on this occasion, and at once exerted himself to help me.
He did justice to his very gentlemanlike appearance, his air of elegance and fashion, his good shaped face, his sensible eye; but, at the same time, "must lament his being very much under-hung, a defect which time seemed to have increased; nor could he pretend to say that ten years had not altered almost every feature for the worse.
A really sensible man does so and is loved accordingly, for it is little acts of kindness such as this that go straight to a woman's heart.
He was sensible; how sensible, her friend had not expressly stated; but then the powers of Anna, great as they undoubtedly were, could not compass the mighty extent of so gigantic a mind.
To put it with my customary dash of humor -- her face informed me that the most sensible action which Michael Vanstone, Esq.
And I love her, because her character is sensible and very good.
As to any attentions on his side, I do declare, upon my honour, I never was sensible of them for a moment -- except just his asking me to dance the first day of his coming.
But I'd rather look ridiculous when everybody else does than plain and sensible all by myself," persisted Anne mournfully.
I assure your lordship we are all sensible of the honour done us; and I must tell you, Miss Western, the family expect a different behaviour from you.
A most sensible grievance of those aggrieved times were the Forest Laws.
She was a sensible woman and so she could not help looking upon me as a dissolute profligate incapable of real love.