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sensuous
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

4 uses
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Definition
relating to pleasure from the body's senses rather than from the intellect
  • That would depend upon whether the germs of staunch comradeship underlay the temporary emotion, or whether it were a sensuous joy in her form only, with no substratum of everlastingness.
    4 — The Consequence (5% in)
  • To the aesthetic, sensuous, pagan pleasure in natural life and lush womanhood which his son Angel had lately been experiencing in Var Vale, his temper would have been antipathetic in a high degree, had he either by inquiry or imagination been able to apprehend it.
    4 — The Consequence (7% in)
  • Moreover, his affection itself was less fire than radiance, and, with regard to the other sex, when he ceased to believe he ceased to follow: contrasting in this with many impressionable natures, who remain sensuously infatuated with what they intellectually despise.
    5 — The Woman Pays (18% in)
  • The former curves of sensuousness were now modulated to lines of devotional passion.
    6 — The Convert (1% in)

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