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Usage examples for sensual

  1. He was curiously tolerant, I used to think, of sensual sins, but in the presence of cruelty or meanness or deliberate deceit he used to explode into the most violent language. – Father Payne by Arthur Christopher Benson
  2. People are not " sensual" when death is right before them, as it is here. – Wagner's Tristan und Isolde by George Ainslie Hight
  3. The beauty of the women was regarded merely from a sensual point of view. – Primitive Love and Love-Stories by Henry Theophilus Finck
  4. It stands to reason that if you can subdue your earthly, devilish, sensual instincts on anything, you can do it on a diet like that. – Marm Lisa by Kate Douglas Wiggin
  5. He was sensual, and he felt each time how brief is pleasure, in what a limited circle all enjoyment turns. – Saint Augustin by Louis Bertrand
  6. On hearing these words the angels replied, " You speak in this manner because you are merely sensual. – The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love by Emanuel Swedenborg
  7. This intense craving after physical perfection, this yearning after beauty, is not a sensual craving. – The Eulogy of Richard Jefferies by Walter Besant
  8. Maybe it was the sensual feelings released by all the Chi flowing around, but for some reason I found myself feeling very lonely. – Life Blood by Thomas Hoover
  9. Thus, sensual ideas are nothing after the anguish we suffer at a dream of the death of a loved child. – The Physiology of Taste by Brillat Savarin
  10. Afterwards, as a young officer, he had known one quick sensual passion after the other, taking each laughing enjoyment with all the carelessness of a youthful conqueror. – The Twilight of the Souls by Louis Couperus
  11. He was virile and sensual, but he had ordered that his passions should be the subjects of his brain; and so no doubt they were. – Senator North by Gertrude Atherton
  12. Face at the bar, arched eyebrows, black hair back, wide mouth, brooding, sensual, slightly battered. – The Book With The Yellow Cover by John Moncure Wetterau
  13. During the day, the men on shore were seen to work hard, and make all the preparations before they abandoned themselves to the sensual gratification of intemperance. – Mr. Midshipman Easy by Captain Frederick Marryat
  14. This to the sensual man is " death." – The Best Psychic Stories by Various
  15. Very early he showed strong propensities to active amusement and sensual pleasures. – Jane Talbot by Charles Brockden Brown
  16. It is difficult to understand what particular connection there is between seeing good in nobody and seeing good even in a sensual fool. – Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton
  17. The love that thereafter subsisted between them was, if not perfect, then almost as perfect as human love can be; a love neither sentimental nor sensual but gravely austere as true beauty ever is. – Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern by Edgar Saltus
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