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sensus, from sentire
a feeling about something
felt a great sense of
She has a
A sense of panic has spread over the country.
Employees need the sense of being appreciated.
with a sense of something
He looked around the room with a sense of achievement.
I had the sense that he was lying.
a sense of occasion
a feeling that an event is very special or important
Everyone wants to create a sense of occasion at Christmas.
the ability to understand or judge something
sense of humour
/sense of humor
the ability to understand and enjoy things that are funny
I like Pam - she
good sense of humour
sense of direction
the ability to judge which way you should be going, or what your aims should be
It was dark and he had completely
sense of direction
sense of proportion
the ability to judge what is important and what is not important
Let's keep a sense of proportion, and not rush to any hasty conclusions.
sense of justice/fairness
a natural sense of justice
the ability to judge which clothes look good
one of the five natural powers of sight, hearing, feeling, taste, and smell, that give us information about the things around us
sense of smell/taste/touch etc
She has a
Cats have a very
very good, so that they can hear even the smallest sound
Combinations of flavors, textures, and colour that can
delight the senses
the five senses
all of the senses
when someone makes sensible or practical decisions, or behaves in a sensible, practical way
have the sense to do something
behave in a sensible way and do what is best in that situation
You should have had the sense to turn off the electricity first.
there is no sense in (doing) something
it is not sensible to do something
There's no sense in getting upset about it now.
realize what is the sensible thing to do
I wish the politicians would see sense and stop the war.
talk/knock some sense into somebody
try to make someone behave in a more sensible way
to have a clear meaning and be easy to understand
Read this and tell me if it makes sense.
to be a sensible thing to do
it makes sense (for somebody) to do something
It makes sense to save money while you can.
Would it make sense for the city authorities to further restrict parking?
if something makes sense, there seems to be a good reason or explanation for it
Why did she do a thing like that? It doesn't seem to make sense.
make (some) sense of something
to understand something, especially something difficult or complicated
Can you make any sense of this article?
the meaning of a word, sentence, phrase etc
The word 'record' has several different senses.
Any alteration would spoil the sense of the entire poem.
a way in which something can be true or real
in a sense/in one sense/in some senses etc
in one way, in some ways etc
What he says is right in a sense.
The hotel was
in no sense
not at all
George was a big man
in every sense of the word
in every way
This is true
in a general sense
in any real sense
of any real kind
, was extremely limited.
in a (very) real sense
used to emphasize that a statement or description is true
A head of a school is a manager in a very real sense.
your/her etc senses
someone's ability to think clearly and behave sensibly - used in some expressions when you think that someone has lost this ability
come to your senses
One day he'll
come to his senses
and see what a fool he's been
to start to think clearly and behave sensibly again
See if you can
bring her to her senses
make someone think clearly and behave sensibly
be out of your senses
have lost the ability to think clearly and behave sensibly
Are you completely out of your senses?
➔ take leave of your senses
to say things that are reasonable or sensible - often used when you think someone has just said something silly
Talk sense! There's no way we can afford a new car!
regain your senses
to stop feeling
or slightly sick
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