sense (n.) Old form(s): sence
ability to respond to sensation, physical perception
2H4 IV.v.158[Prince Henry to King Henry IV] I spake unto this crown as having sense
Cym III.ii.59[Innogen to Pisanio] Love's counsellor should fill the bores of hearing, / To th'smothering of the sense [i.e. even if it overwhelms the sense of hearing]
Ham III.iv.72[Hamlet to Gertrude] Sense sure you have ... that sense / Is apoplexed ... sense to ecstasy was ne'er so thralled [or: ability to perceive]
Ham IV.v.157[Laertes to all] Burn out the sense and virtue of mine eye
Oth I.iii.63[Brabantio to Duke, of Desdemona] Being not deficient, blind, or lame of sense
TC II.i.21[Thersites to Ajax] Dost thou think I have no sense, thou strikest me thus?
TC IV.iv.4[Cressida to Pandarus] The grief ... violenteth in a sense as strong / As that which causes it
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