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sensuous

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Definition relating to pleasure from the body's senses rather than from the intellect
  • She claims the tango as the most sensuous of dance forms.
sensuous = pleasing to the physical senses (sexy)
  • I made the bed with sensuous silk sheets.
  • sensuous = pleasing to touch and see
  • She plays the role of a sensuous young woman.
  • sensuous = in touch with or pleasing to the physical senses (as contrasted to the intellect)
  • She was in the middle thirties, and faintly stout, but she carried her surplus flesh sensuously as some women can.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • sensuously = in an attractive or sexy manner
  • As she turned toward me, I pulled her near me and our lips touched, a light contact, but driven by sensuous quest.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • sensuous = relating to pleasure from the body's senses rather than from the intellect
  • The pigs lay, bloated bags of fat, sensuously enjoying the shadows under the trees.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • sensuously = in a way that relates to physical pleasure
  • Or they take up religion, preferably one of the more sensuous Eastern religions.
    Doris Lessing  --  The Grass is Singing
  • sensuous = relating to pleasure from the body's senses rather than from the intellect
  • All over the hall women danced sensuously, their arms above their heads, their hips swaying.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • sensuously = in a way that relates to physical pleasure
  • Her caress lingered on his skin, sensuous yet completely innocent at once.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • sensuous = relating to pleasure from the body's senses rather than from the intellect
  • The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • sensuous = relating to pleasure from the body's senses rather than from the intellect
  • His nature was purely sensuous, and she strove to make him moral, religious.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • sensuous = relating to pleasure from the body's senses rather than from the intellect
  • Riding was an indulgence which she allowed herself in spite of conscientious qualms; she felt that she enjoyed it in a pagan sensuous way, and always looked forward to renouncing it.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • sensuous = relating to pleasure from the body's senses rather than from the intellect
  • Soon he was filling pages with observations like those on his small scholars and on the arrival of spring, with frequently sensuous responses to nature—to "soft vernal showers," atmosphere full of "ravishing fragrance," air "soft and yielding."
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • sensuous = relating to pleasure from the body's senses rather than from the intellect
  • The word "sensuous," had the effect of further disquieting Tom, but before he could invent a protest the coupe came to a stop, and Daisy signaled us to draw up alongside.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • sensuous = relating to pleasure from the body's senses rather than from the mind
  • I love New York on summer afternoons when every one's away. There's something very sensuous about it — overripe, as if all sorts of funny fruits were going to fall into your hands.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • sensuous = relating to pleasure from the body's senses rather than from the mind
  • She lay very still, waiting with a sensuous pleasure for the first effects of the soporific.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • I was only twenty-one, poor, without exciting prospects, and enjoying the indolent sensuous life.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • Little love, not here, but a steady undercurrent of sensuousness.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • I experienced a positive sensuous delight as I crawled into the bed she had made with her hands.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • There was the sweet and subtle sensuous joy of inhaling and tasting a hundred pleasures of the senses that I had only begun to know as an elderly man.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf

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