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Definitionrelating to pleasure from the body's senses rather than from the mind
- In part, therefore, the attachment which I speak of is the mere sensuous sympathy of dust for dust.Introductory (14% in)
- It might be difficult—and it was so—to conceive how he should exist hereafter, so earthly and sensuous did he seem; but surely his existence here, admitting that it was to terminate with his last breath, had been not unkindly given; with no higher moral responsibilities than the beasts of the field, but with a larger scope of enjoyment than theirs, and with all their blessed immunity from the dreariness and duskiness of age.Introductory (36% in)
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