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Despite his height and the width of his shoulders, he leads with a grace that is effortless and sensual all at once.
Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  relating to pleasing the body’s senses (in contrast to the intellect) — especially of sexual sensation
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  • Despite his height and the width of his shoulders, he leads with a grace that is effortless and sensual all at once.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • In a strange way, it magnified a sensual aspect of her personality, amplifying her natural charisma.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • The pressure eases, and the kiss turns sensual.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • I realized as I continued that I had assumed his wheelchair would be a barrier; that his disability would prevent any kind of sensual aspect from creeping in.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You

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  • Like he could put up a shelf and also take you to a plateau of sensual pleasure at the same time.
    Louise Rennison  --  Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging
  • The smell of feces and urine-stained wood has never struck me as a gratifying sensual experience and my middle-class background had not prepared me for life without scented toilet paper.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • On each occasion I was aware of her sensual memory of me beginning to work, linking the present to the past.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • The privilege of choice gave her a feeling achingly sensual.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • While it kept a faintly humorous curl at the corner, his lower lip now eased into a fuller curve that seemed both sensual and innocent.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Well, don’t worry, she said, with a small laugh — that voice of hers implied the possibility of, celebrated the existence of a fantastic life of abiding sensuality — we’re just setting up.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King

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  • At the beginning there had been little true sensuality in it.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • "Nice," I say, thinking about how sensual it was.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • His cheeks were brown and shiny and hairless and his mouth full—humorous or sensual.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • It was an elemental odor, raw and crude; it was rich, almost rancid, sensual, and strong.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • She’d called it a picture of her dreams, and to him it had seemed extremely sensual.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • He felt a sensual pleasure in giving orders to Roark; and he felt also a fury of resentment at Roark’s passive compliance.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Our opposites are always robed in sexual sin, and it is from this unconscious conviction that demonology gains both its attractive sensuality and its capacity to infuriate and frighten.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • A pattern of badminton nets swayed sensually in the breeze.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • There was something sensual and horrible the way he put his mouth to the glass.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • This head, with its remarkably broad brow and cheekbones, its handsome, sensual mouth, and its cold, majestic expression, was not disfigured by the approach of death.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • It was hard, and cruel, and sensual, and big white teeth, that looked all the whiter because his lips were so red, were pointed like an animal’s.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Our dance was sensual, sexual, and yet somehow innocent.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • Stupefied by soma, and exhausted by a long-drawn frenzy of sensuality, the Savage lay sleeping in the heather.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • It was a surprisingly sensual experience to observe Edward hunting.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • She began to hum sensually a moment before Hungry Joe hurled his frail body against the door in still one more desperate attack and almost knocked them both down.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Claws and talons possess a monstrous sensuality,— the obscure movements of the creature imprisoned in their pincers.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • It seemed startling in that office, incongruous with the sternness of the rest: it was a touch of sensuality.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • And yet part of me wanted to fall right back into his arms, to let him carry me up and away over that sensual rainbow.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • The fact is this monstrous difference in age and development excites your sensuality!
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • At once their passionate glances fused so perfectly that whoever saw them would have seen but a single look, a single rhythmic and sensual motion, a single trembling breath, a single desire.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • Her face was unmistakably Italian-not overly beautiful, but possessing full, earthy features that even at twenty yards seemed to exude a raw sensuality.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • For the most wretched things, he had given them up, for what fades most quickly, for sensual lust, for the good life, for riches!
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • This is the most incredible example of sensual hallucination and hypnotic suggestion I’ve ever encountered.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • The imperfections of his mind run parallel with those of his body, being a composition of spleen, dullness, ignorance, caprice, sensuality, and pride.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • [2] The leopard of the dappled skin, which had often turned back Dante from the Mountain to the Dark Wood (see Canto i.); the type of sensual sin.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • Here sensuality was escape, proof of manhood for people who could prove it no other way.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • His brown face was bland and his mouth, red lipped, clear cut as a woman’s, frankly sensual, smiled carelessly as he lifted her into the carriage.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Everything that sensuality strives to be, but falls painfully short.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • He had detected the latent sensuality, which unfolded under his delicate sense of her nature’s requirements like a torpid, torrid, sensitive blossom.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • He began life anew—exploring never-before-imagined sensual pleasures.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Bitter and base associations have become the sole food of your memory: you wander here and there, seeking rest in exile: happiness in pleasure — I mean in heartless, sensual pleasure — such as dulls intellect and blights feeling.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • And she will accept the strangely pleasant sensation that comes when he writhes beneath her hand and flattens his eyes with a surfeit of sensual delight.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • In the first place I have always found that the Trough periods of the human undulation provide excellent opportunity for all sensual temptations, particularly those of sex.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • If the balance of our lives had not one scale of reason to poise another of sensuality, the blood and baseness of our natures would conduct us to most preposterous conclusions: But we have reason to cool our raging motions, our carnal stings, our unbitted lusts; whereof I take this, that you call love, to be a sect or scion.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • Actually he was one of those for whom the sensual world does not exist, and faced with a concrete fact he brought to it a vast surprise.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • In short the depravity here meant partakes nothing of the sordid or sensual.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • It makes white fathers cruel and sensual; the sons violent and licentious; it contaminates the daughters, and makes the wives wretched.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • I felt younger, lighter, happier in body; within I was conscious of a heady recklessness, a current of disordered sensual images running like a mill-race in my fancy, a solution of the bonds of obligation, an unknown but not an innocent freedom of the soul.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • For her, however, that solitary rite lacked all sensuality and was simply a way of passing the time until she was hungry.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • It is the same whether a man eat, or drink, or cohabit, or sleep sensually.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
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