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Definition relating to the sense of touch
  • I'll think I'm responding to the play, when it's only a tactile reaction to vibration.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
tactile = relating to the sense of touch
  • More tactile data flowed to him from the Polaroid than he was able to process or understand.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • How vivid and living it was, what a tactile delight, dusted with russet freckles about the tip.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • The greater part of the structure was the brain, sending enormous nerves to the eyes, ear, and tactile tentacles.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • Depending on how sophisticated you want to get, the links can be audiovisual, kinesthetic, tactile, even olfactory.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • A tactile world of smiles and laughter that she, her mother, had no part in.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • But my final thoughts are tactile: the underside of my forearm lying above the swell of her breasts.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • Even the bricks of the house aresoftening, becoming tactile; if I leaned against them they'd be warm and yielding.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid's Tale
  • This was a new discovery, that the mouth could be this delicate tactile instrument, particularly in the absence of sight.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Mr. Hrbik and the tactility of the body do not fit into Art and Archaeology; my botched attempts at drawing naked women would be seen as a waste of time.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • "That child didn't even have tactile sense," she said, "but it felt like the same sort of thing.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • All three of us are kinesthetic (or tactile) learners, meaning that we learn best by doing.
    Tim Tebow  --  Through My Eyes
  • The disdain in her gaze was almost tactile.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • Of course, it contained frescoes by Giotto, in the presence of whose tactile values she was capable of feeling what was proper.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • It is a mysterious need to restore a tactile relationship with mere things.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • Princess: The tactile approach.
    Tennessee Williams  --  A Streetcar Named Desire
  • I get up, walk to the night, and breathe it in —the dust, the tactile smell of wetness, oxygen now being pounded into the ground so it is difficult to breathe.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • It even sticks its tactile apparatus out beyond itself—as hair, body hair, which is nothing but keratinized skin that can sense something approaching before the skin itself is touched.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • But once you've gone this far, I must point out, with primary, secondary, auditory, olfactory, and labial hallucinations, as well as tactile and optical fantasies, it is pretty bad business.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • Since human groups are roughly three times larger than other primate groups, tactile gossip was no longer enough to produce the opiates that make social existence tolerable, even pleasant, for primates.
    Adam Gopnik  --  Can Science Explain Why We Tell Stories?

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