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sensual
used in Atlas Shrugged

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relating to pleasing the body's senses (in contrast to the intellect) — especially of sexual sensation
  • It seemed startling in that office, incongruous with the sternness of the rest: it was a touch of sensuality.
    1.4 Part 1 Chapter 4 — The Immovable Movers (87% in)
  • Her face was made of angular planes, the shape of her mouth clear-cut, a sensual mouth held closed with inflexible precision.
    1.1 Part 1 Chapter 1 — The Theme (45% in)
  • She lay half-stretched across the corner of a couch, her body relaxed and still; but tension stressed the shape of her mouth on her motionless face, a sensual shape drawn in lines of longing.
    1.4 Part 1 Chapter 4 — The Immovable Movers (21% in)
  • He taught her every manner of sensuality he could invent.
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (55% in)
  • His fingers were moving slowly, feeling the texture of the stones with sensual enjoyment.
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (93% in)
  • Instead of finding it crude, she found it strangely attractiveas if, she thought suddenly, as if sensuality were not physical at all, but came from a fine discrimination of the spirit.
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (93% in)
  • He saw the firm, sensual mouth in sharp outline.
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (76% in)
  • She saw him smile for the first time, a slow, mocking, sensual smile that stressed the purpose of his action.
    1.8 Part 1 Chapter 8 — The John Galt Line (98% in)
  • They were stems of Hawaiian Torch Ginger, three feet tall; their large heads were cones of petals that had the sensual texture of soft leather and the color of blood.
    2.1 Part 2 Chapter 1 — The Man Who Belonged on Earth (74% in)
  • The huge blanket of fur made her look like a child bundled for a snowstorm; the luxurious texture transformed the innocence of the awkward bundle into the elegance of a perversely intentional contrast: into a look of stressed sensuality.
    2.1 Part 2 Chapter 1 — The Man Who Belonged on Earth (76% in)
  • That special pleasure she had felt in watching him eat the food she had prepared-she thought, lying still, her eyes closed, her mind moving, like time, through some realm of veiled slowness-it had been the pleasure of knowing that she had provided him with a sensual enjoyment, that one form of his body's satisfaction had come from her....
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (36% in)
  • Have I experienced the most violent form of sensual pleasure?
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (77% in)

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