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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class III. Words Relating to Matter
Section III. Organic Matter
2. Sensation
1. Sensation in general

375. Physical Sensibility.

   NOUN:SENSIBILITY; sensitiveness &c. adj.; physical sensibility, feeling, impressibility, perceptivity, susceptibility, æsthetics or esthetics; moral sensibility [See Sensibility].
  SENSATION, impression; consciousness (knowledge) [See Knowledge].
  external senses.
   VERB:BE SENSIBLE OF &c. adj.; feel, perceive; feel -keenly, – exquisitely.
  RENDER SENSIBLE &c. adj.; sharpen, refine, excite, stir, cultivate, tutor.
  IMPRESS, cause sensation; excite -, produce- an impression.
   ADJECTIVE:SENSIBLE, sensitive, sensuous; æsthetic or esthetic, perceptive, sentient; conscious (aware) [See Knowledge]; alive, alive to impressions, answering quickly to, impressionable, responsive, easily affected, quick in response.
  ACUTE, sharp, keen, vivid, lively, impressive, thin-skinned.
   ADVERB:TO THE QUICK; on the raw [slang].
   QUOTATION:The touch’d needle trembles to the pole.—Pope