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Sensing   /sˈɛnsɪŋ/   Listen
Sensing

noun
1.
The perception that something has occurred or some state exists.  Synonym: detection.
2.
Becoming aware of something via the senses.  Synonym: perception.



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"Sensing" Quotes from Famous Books



... The Real Knower behind the senses. What the unfolding of new senses means to man. The super-physical senses. The Astral Senses. Man has seven physical senses, instead of merely five. Each physical sense has its astral sense counterpart. What the astral senses are. Sensing on the astral plane. How the mind functions on the astral plane, by means of the astral senses. The unfolding of the Astral Senses opens up a new world ...
— Clairvoyance and Occult Powers • Swami Panchadasi

... screwed up his eyes, bent down his head, and looked out for the way-marks, but trusted mainly to the horse's sagacity, letting it take its own way. And the horse really did not lose the road but followed its windings, turning now to the right and now to the left and sensing it under his feet, so that though the snow fell thicker and the wind strengthened they still continued to see way-marks now to the left and now ...
— Master and Man • Leo Tolstoy

... to lead the way. His wonderful instinct made him an infallible guide. Frank would have probably been able to fetch up close to the cabin on the Point, but there was always a chance of his going astray, while Sandy knew no such word as fail when it came to "sensing" direction. ...
— The Outdoor Chums at Cabin Point - or The Golden Cup Mystery • Quincy Allen

... "Empfindsamkeit" was afterwards used sometimes simply as an equivalent of "Empfindung," or sensation, without implication of the manner of sensing: for example one finds in the Morgenblatt[35] apoem named "Empfindsamkeiten am Rheinfalle vom Felsen der Galerie abgeschrieben." In the poem various travelers are made to express their thoughts in view of the waterfall. Apoet cries, "Ye gods, ...
— Laurence Sterne in Germany • Harvey Waterman Thayer

... well then," nodded Kendrick easily, at once sensing the effort of a clerk to overhear the conversation—a man who had sauntered over to the counter and was making pretense of examining a directory within earshot of the two. "Our carbon paper is exceptionally fine. If I call some day ...
— Every Man for Himself • Hopkins Moorhouse

... As though sensing his thoughts, Wolden began to explain. "We are less than fifty miles from a spot where the earth could be seen. Not over a degree below the curvature. In fact, if the moon were full, there would be a bit of light here, for a strong light playing upon any globe always ...
— Hunters Out of Space • Joseph Everidge Kelleam

... almost within the man's reach—a step and it was in his hands. As though sensing the fellow's intentions the dog wheeled from the tramp upon the floor, toward whom he had leaped, and sprang for ...
— The Mucker • Edgar Rice Burroughs

... is nice of you," she interrupted, sensing an undercurrent of feeling. "If I am your secret garden, you're my secret well, because nobody ...
— Bambi • Marjorie Benton Cooke

... the U.S. has conducted experimental civil remote sensing through Landsat satellites, thereby realizing many successful applications. Recognizing this fact, I directed the implementation of an operational civil land satellite remote sensing system, with the operational management ...
— Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present • Various

... the side. She hesitated for a moment outside the high-beamed threshold—hesitated because Captain Newton was not visible. The wheelman was alone. Obliquely she saw Cunningham, Cleve, and a third man seated round a table which was littered. This third man sat facing the port door, and sensing her presence he looked up. Rather attractive until one noted the thin, hard lips, the brilliant blue eyes. At the sight of Jane something flitted over his face, and Jane knew that ...
— The Pagan Madonna • Harold MacGrath

... too sure of that!" returned Katrina. "Jan has a way of knowing all that is necessary for him to know. It has been like that with him since the day you left us, and this power of sensing things has increased with the years. When the poor man lost his reason Our Lord gave him a new light ...
— The Emperor of Portugalia • Selma Lagerlof

... sensing the change of her master through that weird telegraphy which passed down the taut bridle reins, held her head high and flattened her short ...
— Riders of the Silences • John Frederick

... imagine that Dick—the keen one, the deep one, who could see and sense things yet to occur and out of intangible nuances and glimmerings build shrewd speculations and hypotheses that subsequent events often proved correct—was already sensing what had not happened but what might happen. He had not heard Paula's brief significant words at the hitching post; nor had he seen Graham catch her in that deep scrutiny of him under the arcade. Dick had ...
— The Little Lady of the Big House • Jack London

... girl stirred, then sensing that someone was in the room, she awoke with a start, and ...
— Dorian • Nephi Anderson

... escaping the clutches of Numa and Sheeta, his terror and his haste precluded the possibility of his sensing that other equally formidable foe lying in ambush for him. Abreast of the ape-man came the deer; a light-brown body shot from the concealing verdure of the bush, strong arms encircled the sleek neck of the young buck and powerful ...
— Tarzan the Untamed • Edgar Rice Burroughs

... about it?" demanded Douglas, with a sudden sensing of a debt mothers owed to daughters that Mary might not ...
— Judith of the Godless Valley • Honore Willsie

... I know the John Henry of your Number Two devil even if I am a dumb ferryman." Perhaps sensing he had blundered, Charon almost wept. "This paper appoints me head bridge-tender from now to the end of eternity, and, bein' worried about my job, I hopped right to it. ...
— Satan and the Comrades • Ralph Bennitt

... impossible to imagine one of them, without, at the same time, inevitably bringing in the idea of the defense against this physiological stimulus. It is impossible to think of the feeling of hunger without sensing also the strain to find relief from this feeling, for without this sensation hunger would not appear as such. If I am hungry I go for food; if I am cold I seek for warmth; if I feel pain I try to wipe it out. How to satisfy these desiderative actions is a problem for the understanding, ...
— Robin Hood • J. Walker McSpadden

... acted. But as she arose in the tonneau, Herrick, sensing her purpose, turned toward her in the sudden rage of ...
— The Air Trust • George Allan England

... gone far to lay the foundations of the name which Robin Greve was rapidly making at the bar was his strong intuitive sense. He had the rare ability of correctly 'sensing' an atmosphere, an uncanny flair for driving instantly at the heart of a situation, which rendered him in the courts a dexterous advocate and ...
— The Yellow Streak • Williams, Valentine

... along at that moment, and probably sensing my intention, he gave his horn a tap. I'd have liked to talk longer with Miss Farrow, but a cab was what I wanted, so with a wave I took it and she went on down the ...
— Highways in Hiding • George Oliver Smith

... girl, she was in that unsettled mind in which young women in their first twenties often find themselves when sensing by an instinct new to them the coming of a grown-up man with real matrimonial intentions. Given a girl somewhat above the middle height, with a slim, full-blown figure, with fair hair, curling and blowing about a pink ...
— In the Heart of a Fool • William Allen White

... to speak, sensing what she was doing, didn't she put her hand to the rim and start it up again? And when the other two looked around at her, there she was, spinning and smiling, with the tears in her eyes. It had all happened in less time than it takes ...
— Hillsboro People • Dorothy Canfield

... sensing at once the possibilities of her discovery. They could make up Nazu to perfection. Mingling with the barbarians unsuspected, he might get possession of ...
— Creatures of Vibration • Harl Vincent

... made no distinction between sense and intellect, and referred both to a corporeal principle, as has been said (A. 1). Plato, however, drew a distinction between intellect and sense; yet he referred both to an incorporeal principle, maintaining that sensing, just as understanding, belongs to the soul as such. From this it follows that even the souls of brute animals are subsistent. But Aristotle held that of the operations of the soul, understanding alone is performed ...
— Summa Theologica, Part I (Prima Pars) - From the Complete American Edition • Thomas Aquinas

... everything he had said that afternoon. Each thought of it opened up new channels, and she followed them all to their uttermost. And in that getting of it in hand there was more than insight, knowledge, conviction. There was a complete sensing of the truth, a comprehending of things just without ...
— The Glory Of The Conquered • Susan Glaspell



Words linked to "Sensing" :   listening, taste, smell, tasting, smelling, sense, sensory activity, look, sensing element, lipreading, hearing, looking, looking at



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