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sensuous
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
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.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (3% in)
sensuous = relating to pleasure from the body's senses rather than from the intellect
  • There lies antique beauty, not corpse-like even in death, but arrested in the complete contentment of its sensuous perfection: and here stands beauty in its breathing life, with the consciousness of Christian centuries in its bosom.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (65% in)
  • If you were an artist, you would think of Mistress Second-Cousin as antique form animated by Christian sentiment—a sort of Christian Antigone—sensuous force controlled by spiritual passion.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (66% in)
  • ...from reverence; the dimmer but yet eager Titanic life gazing and struggling on walls and ceilings; the long vistas of white forms whose marble eyes seemed to hold the monotonous light of an alien world: all this vast wreck of ambitious ideals, sensuous and spiritual, mixed confusedly with the signs of breathing forgetfulness and degradation, at first jarred her as with an electric shock, and then urged themselves on her with that ache belonging to a glut of confused ideas which check...
    Book 2 — Old and Young (69% in)

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