sensible (adj.) Old form(s): sencible
evident, perceptible by the senses, affecting the senses
Ham I.i.57[Horatio to Barnardo, of the Ghost] I might not this believe / Without the sensible and true avouch / Of mine own eyes
Mac II.i.36[Macbeth alone, as if to a dagger] Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible / To feeling as to sight?
MV II.ix.89[Messenger to Portia, of Bassanio's messenger] he bringeth sensible regreets
MV II.viii.48[Solanio to Salerio, of Antonio and Bassanio] with affection wondrous sensible / He wrung Bassanio's hand [or: sensitive]
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