sensible (adj.) Old form(s): sencible
endowed with good sense, perceptive, responsible
2H4 I.ii.197[Falstaff to Lord Chief Justice] the box of the ear that the Prince gave you, he gave it like a rude prince, and you took it like a sensible lord [also: capable of feeling]
LLL V.ii.259[Boyet to himself, of ladies' conversations] Above the sense of sense, so sensible / Seemeth their conference
Oth II.iii.296[Cassio to Iago] To be now a sensible man, by and by a fool
TS V.ii.18[Petruchio to Widow] You are very sensible, and yet you miss my sense
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