sensible (adj.) Old form(s): sencible
sensitive, responsive, capable of feeling
1H4 V.iv.93[Prince Hal to dead Hotspur] If thou wert sensible of courtesy / I should not make so dear a show of zeal
CE IV.iv.26[Antipholus of Ephesus to Dromio of Ephesus] Thou art sensible in nothing but blows
Cor I.iii.86[Valeria to Virgilia] I would your cambric were sensible as your finger
JC I.iii.18[Casca to Cicero, of a slave's burning hand] his hand, / Not sensible of fire, remained unscorched
KJ III.iv.53[Constance to Cardinal Pandulph, of herself] being not mad, but sensible of grief
LLL IV.ii.27[Nathaniel to Holofernes, of Dull] He is only an animal, only sensible in the duller parts
LLL IV.iii.313[Berowne to all] Love's feeling is more soft and sensible / Than are the tender horns of cockled snails
Luc.1678[Lucrece to Collatine] My woe too sensible thy passion maketh / More feeling-painful
MM III.i.123[Claudio to Isabella, of his body] This sensible warm motion to become / A kneaded clod
MND V.i.179[Theseus to all] The wall ... being sensible, should curse again
Tem II.i.178[Gonzalo to Alonso, of Antonio and Sebastian] who are of such sensible and nimble lungs
TS IV.i.57[Grumio to Curtis, of boxing his ear while telling a story] therefore 'tis called a sensible tale [also: understandable]
Ven.436[Venus to Adonis] were I deaf, thy outward parts would move / Each part in me that were but sensible
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