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susceptibility

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Definition the trait of being easily influenced or harmed
  • 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.
  • 'Our beloved Madame Flintwinch,' said Rigaud, 'developing all of a sudden a fine susceptibility and spirituality, is right to a marvel.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • 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
  • 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
  • Your pride is my pride, and your susceptibilities are mine.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • His countrymen in the mass wounded his susceptibilities.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • "Why," he slowly replied, roughening his head more and more, "he is all sentiment, and—and susceptibility, and—and sensibility, and— and imagination.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • 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
  • To remove your residence a couple of miles, or at most four, will commonly relieve the most extreme susceptibility.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • 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
  • This susceptibility to impressions had been his undoing no doubt.
    Virginia Woolf  --  Mrs. Dalloway
  • Did she see him as some healthy nitwit from down below, whose susceptibilities were of the most harmless sort?
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • "Go on, Signor Pastrini," continued Franz, smiling at his friend's susceptibility.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Their susceptibilities will clash against objects that remain innocently quiet.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • "Its susceptibility of being produced?" said I. "That is to say, of being destroyed," said Dupin.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Purloined Letter
  • 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
  • The excessive physical charm of the Creole had first attracted her, for Edna had a sensuous susceptibility to beauty.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • Boys have given me the butterflies before, but I usually have more control over my susceptibility to such mundane movements.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed

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