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  • The company tests new employees for susceptibility to workplace hazards.
  • I don’t drink because members of my family have an increased susceptibility to alcoholism.
  • Boys have given me the butterflies before, but I usually have more control over my susceptibility to such mundane movements.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • Midnight and noon and dawn and dusk are the hours of danger, susceptibility to the "grahayas"— planetary spirits of malignant character.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family

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  • Nonetheless, the power of suggestion is mighty, her savage bile touched in me some atavistic susceptibility, and as the bus rocked its way out onto the asphalt parking lot at Jones Beach, I found myself brooding blackly on my recent robbery.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Low white-cell count, increased susceptibility to infection, liable to early arthritis.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • An entire class of susceptibilities, and a gift connected with them—of no great richness or value, but the best I had—was gone from me.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • She has been doing everything in her power by thinking and talking on the subject, to give greater—what shall I call it? susceptibility to her feelings; which are naturally lively enough.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • D’Artagnan, then, remained majestic and intact in his susceptibility, till he came to this unlucky city of Meung.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • I believe she had not shown much susceptibility up to that time; but all the susceptibility she possessed certainly came out then, and she passionately loved him.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations

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  • "Go on, Signor Pastrini," continued Franz, smiling at his friend’s susceptibility.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The man early discovered White Fang’s susceptibility to laughter, and made it a point after painfully tricking him, to laugh at him.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • The excessive physical charm of the Creole had first attracted her, for Edna had a sensuous susceptibility to beauty.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • CAMBRONNE If any French reader object to having his susceptibilities offended, one would have to refrain from repeating in his presence what is perhaps the finest reply that a Frenchman ever made.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Mr. Heathcliff, I believe, had not treated him physically ill; thanks to his fearless nature, which offered no temptation to that course of oppression: he had none of the timid susceptibility that would have given zest to ill-treatment, in Heathcliff s judgment.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • The tension of human nerves during noise, danger, and fatigue, makes them prone to any violent emotion and it is only a question of guiding this susceptibility into the right channels.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • The excitement had not passed away: it had only reached that stage when the keenness of the susceptibility makes external stimulus intolerable—when there is no sense of weariness, but rather an intensity of inward life, under which sleep is an impossibility.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • "Its susceptibility of being produced?" said I. "That is to say, of being destroyed," said Dupin.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Purloined Letter
  • Boukreev’s susceptibility to the cold was doubtless greatly exacerbated by the fact that he wasn’t using supplemental oxygen; in the absence of gas he simply couldn’t stop to wait for slow clients on the summit ridge without courting frostbite and hypothermia.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • The diplomatic mummer took care always to slip into his advertisements some poetic phrase on the fascination of his person and the susceptibility of his soul.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • Your pride is my pride, and your susceptibilities are mine.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • In a character where it should exist as the chief attribute, it would bestow on its possessor an exquisite taste, and an enviable susceptibility of happiness.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • But she was such a sheaf of susceptibilities that her pulse was accelerated by the touch, her blood driven to her finder-ends, and the cool arms flushed hot.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • Conway thought it readily forgivable in one so constituted and circumstanced, but he feared it might affront the more delicate susceptibilities of a Chinese.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • It happened on one occasion that a new governor of the province, making a tour of inspection in our town, saw Lizaveta, and was wounded in his tenderest susceptibilities.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • A sample of his tb survived him, in a culture at the Massachusetts State Lab, where it was being tested for drug susceptibility.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • In obedience to a long-established habit, the Wellands had left the previous week for St. Augustine, where, out of regard for the supposed susceptibility of Mr. Welland’s bronchial tubes, they always spent the latter part of the winter.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • All the measurements showed us your potentialities, your susceptibility in stress situations, your vulnerabilities, to the point where it became possible for me to know how well you might or might not do in a game, in a given situation.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
  • But for that very reason he had not the same susceptibility with regard to him; and besides, his was a nature which, though, no doubt, it was cold, was as incapable of a base as of a magnanimous action.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • The slight spurt of peevish susceptibility which had escaped him in their first interview was a symptom of a perpetually recurring mental ailment, half of it nervous irritability, half of it the heart-bitterness produced by the sense of his deformity.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • She was tyrannical and a snob about her Odessa luster and her servants and governesses, but though she had been a success herself she knew what it was to fall through susceptibility.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Everything indeed relative to this important journey was done, on the part of the Morlands, with a degree of moderation and composure, which seemed rather consistent with the common feelings of common life, than with the refined susceptibilities, the tender emotions which the first separation of a heroine from her family ought always to excite.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • She greatly preferred the brilliant and unreliable Lily, who did not know one end of a crochet-needle from the other, and had frequently wounded her susceptibilities by suggesting that the drawing-room should be "done over."
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • Their susceptibilities will clash against objects that remain innocently quiet.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • It was not that he had not susceptibilities, but his passive surface, as well as his active, was large and hard, and he might always be trusted to dress his wounds, so far as they required it, himself.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • His countrymen in the mass wounded his susceptibilities.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • This susceptibility to impressions had been his undoing no doubt.
    Virginia Woolf  --  Mrs. Dalloway
  • They always think their susceptibilities are more important than non-religious.
    Peter Shaffer  --  Equus
  • Did you expect us all to sit with downcast eyes out of regard for your susceptibilities?
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • Did she see him as some healthy nitwit from down below, whose susceptibilities were of the most harmless sort?
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • To remove your residence a couple of miles, or at most four, will commonly relieve the most extreme susceptibility.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • The truth was, that while his person had been numbed by the shock, his susceptibility to apprehension kept his agitated mind in unrelieved distress.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • Susceptible persons are more affected by a change of tone than by unexpected words, and Arthur had the susceptibility of a nature at once affectionate and vain.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • His defects were perceived to be a certain "nervous temperament" and susceptibility to poor health, impetuousness, and acute sensitivity to criticism.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • She had a spirit, however, that was waxing a little rebellious to all this intimation as to her susceptibility to colds and her probable weakness under privation.
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  • But the ostensible semblance of authority is by no means indispensable to the conduct of affairs, and it is needlessly offensive to the susceptibility of the public.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • All these Madeline remarked with clear eyes, with remarkable susceptibility of attention; but what she strained to see, what she yearned for, prayed for, was straight, unobstructed road.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • Was it true that there was something still between them that might be a handle to make him declare himself to Pansy—a susceptibility, on his part, to approval, a desire to do what would please her?
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • It was not that he had not susceptibilities, but his passive surface, as well as his active, was large and hard, and he might always be trusted to dress his wounds, so far as they required it, himself.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • The duchess took a brilliantly heterodox view—thought it the least susceptible organ of its kind that she had ever encountered, related examples of its want of susceptibility, and at last declared that for her the Italians were a people of ice.
    Henry James  --  The American
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