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sensual
used in The Fountainhead

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relating to pleasing the body's senses (in contrast to the intellect) — especially of sexual sensation
  • He felt a sensual pleasure in giving orders to Roark; and he felt also a fury of resentment at Roark's passive compliance.
    1.7 — Part 1 Chapter 7 (66% in)
  • He held the rim of the glass under his nose and inhaled with a loose kind of sensual relish, which, at a dinner table, would have been equivalent to a loud lipsmacking, vulgar there, superlatively elegant here, over a cut-crystal edge pressed to a neat little mustache.
    2.8 — Part 2 Chapter 8 (12% in)
  • Then she did not want him to stop or glance at her, because she wanted to watch the ascetic purity of his person, the absence of all sensuality; to watch that—and to think of what she remembered.
    2.8 — Part 2 Chapter 8 (50% in)
  • He liked to throw back the covers of her bed, then to sit talking quietly for an hour or two, not looking at the bed, not mentioning her writing or buildings or the latest commission she had obtained for Peter Keating, the simplicity of being at ease, here, like this, making the hours more sensual than the moments they delayed.
    2.8 — Part 2 Chapter 8 (51% in)
  • It was an expression of sensual pleasure derived from agony—the agony of his victim or his own, or both.
    4.3 — Part 4 Chapter 3 (70% in)

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