sensible englannista suomeksi
aistittava, aistein havaittava
1751, John Arbuthnot, ''An Essay Concerning the Effects of Air on Human Bodies'' (page 1)
- Air is sensible to the Touch by its Motion, and by its Resistance to Bodies moved in it.
1778, William Lewis, ''The New Dispensatory'' (page 91)
- The sensible qualities of ''argentina'' promise no great virtue of this kind; for to the taste it discovers only a slight roughishness, from whence it may be presumed to be entitled to a place only among the milder corroborants.
1902, William James, ''The Varieties of Religious Experience'', Folio Society 2008, page 45:
- It has been vouchsafed, for example, to very few Christian believers to have had a sensible vision of their Saviour.
- The disgrace was more sensible than the pain.
- The discovery of the mines of America (..) does not seem to have had any very sensible effect upon the prices of things in England.
Liable to external impression; easily affected; sensitive.
''a sensible thermometer''
(RQ:Shakespeare Merchant of Venice)
Of or pertaining to the senses; sensory.
- He cannot think at any time, waking or sleeping, without being sensible of it.
- They are now sensible it would have been better to comply than to refuse.
- They ask questions of someone who thinks he's got something sensible to say on some matter when actually he hasn't.
1999, (w), ''(w)'' (2001 Perennial Edition), page 8,
- They would walk, on fair evenings, around the village, and discuss the theory of crop rotation, and the weather, and other such sensible matters.
(RQ:Milton PL) which must needs remove the sensible of pain.
That which impresses itself on the senses; anything perceptible.
- Aristotle distinguished sensibles into common and proper.
- This melancholy extends itself not to men only, but even to vegetals and sensibles.