sense

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noun
1 sight, hearing, etc.
ADJECTIVE
acute, developed, good, keen

Raccoons have a highly developed sense of touch.

poor
sixth

He has a sixth sense when it comes to fashion.

VERB + SENSE
have

He has an acute sense of smell.

lose

She lost her sense of hearing early in life.

heighten, sharpen
dull

The drink must have dulled your senses.

appeal to

Art should appeal to the senses rather than the intellect.

SENSE + VERB
tell sb

When she came to, her senses told her she was lying on a beach.

reel, swim

Her senses reeled as she fought for consciousness.

SENSE + NOUN
organ
PREPOSITION
through the senses

Although he can't see, he learns a lot through his other senses.

PHRASES
the five senses
the sense of hearing, the sense of sight, the sense of smell, the sense of taste, the sense of touch
an assault on the senses
the evidence of your senses
2 feeling/awareness of sth
ADJECTIVE
deep, great, keen, overwhelming, palpable, pervasive, powerful, profound, strong, tremendous

He felt a deep sense of relief after the phone call.

a palpable sense of danger

They feel a pervasive sense of loss and longing.

We felt a profound sense of alienation from Western culture.

genuine, real, true
basic, underlying
clear

He lacked a clear sense of direction.

growing, heightened
new-found (esp. AmE), renewed

Many felt a renewed sense of purpose in the nation's war effort.

general, overall

Aromatherapy is said to help foster a general sense of well-being.

shared

We have a shared sense of community.

inner
slight, vague

a vague sense of unease

nagging

Patti had a nagging sense of foreboding.

VERB + SENSE
experience, feel, have, possess

I experienced a new sense of freedom.

gain, get

I got the sense that she wasn't very pleased to see us.

Readers gain a real sense of what life was like in the camp.

display, show
convey

The music conveyed a sense of loss.

bring, give sb, provide

The conviction may bring a sense of closure.

create, develop, foster

Clubs try to create a sense of community.

keep, maintain, retain
lose
lack
heighten, sharpen
PREPOSITION
sense of

He seems to have lost his sense of reality.

PHRASES
a false sense of security

The public has been lulled into a false sense of security.

3 understanding/ability to judge
ADJECTIVE
good, great, wonderful

She had a great sense of style.

bad, poor
innate, intuitive, natural

a natural sense of justice

moral
business, dress, fashion

He has no dress sense.

I have absolutely no fashion sense.

VERB + SENSE
have
PREPOSITION
sense of

a good sense of direction

a poor sense of rhythm

a great sense of timing

4 sensible or practical reason/judgement
ADJECTIVE
complete, perfect

It all makes perfect sense (= is easy to understand).

good
common, horse (esp. AmE)

Common sense tells me I should get more sleep.

business, economic, financial

Family-friendly policies make good business sense.

intuitive, logical

These results seem to make intuitive sense.

VERB + SENSE
have

He at least had the sense to call the police.

display, show
lack

Meg is incredibly intelligent but she lacks common sense.

make

This paragraph doesn't make sense.

see

I tried to make him see sense, but he just wouldn't listen.

talk

If you can't talk sense, I'm leaving!

PREPOSITION
sense in

There's a lot of sense in what he's saying.

PHRASES
have more money than sense (esp. BrE)
make little sense

It makes little sense to discuss this now.

(not) an ounce of sense

If you had an ounce of sense, you'd never have agreed to help him.

knock some sense into sb, talk sense into sb (esp. AmE)

I'm going to try and knock some sense into him.

We'll try and talk a little sense into her.

there's no sense in sth

There's no sense in going home before the concert.

5 your senses normal state of mind
VERB + SENSES
come to, regain
take leave of

Have you taken leave of your senses?

bring sb to
6 meaning
ADJECTIVE
broad, loose, wide

The novel is about education in its widest sense.

certain

In a certain sense, justice was done.

limited, narrow, strict
full

This is a tragedy in the fullest sense of the word.

accepted, classic, conventional, traditional

I am not writing poetry in the traditional sense.

These teachings do not constitute a religion in the conventional sense.

general, ordinary, usual

I don't have any friends in the usual sense of the word.

Literacy, in a general sense, cannot be said to cause social development.

meaningful

He and I were no longer friends in any meaningful sense.

negative, positive
practical
figurative, metaphorical
literal
legal, technical
spiritual
pejorative
VERB + SENSE
have

That word has three senses.

PREPOSITION
in a sense

In a sense, she's right.

PHRASES
in every sense of the word, in a very real sense

In a very real sense, post-war repression was the continuation of the war.

in the true sense of the word
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verb
ADVERB
immediately

I immediately sensed something was wrong.

clearly, strongly

He clearly sensed that some points could be scored.

I sensed very strongly that she was angry with me.

dimly, vaguely
almost

Sandra could almost sense the tension in the air.

just

Maybe she could just sense what I needed.

apparently

She apparently sensed defeat was inevitable.

intuitively
Sense is used with these nouns as the object: ↑apprehension, ↑atmosphere, ↑confusion, ↑danger, ↑disappointment, ↑disapproval, ↑disbelief, ↑discomfort, ↑distress, ↑disturbance, ↑emotion, ↑frustration, ↑hesitation, ↑hint, ↑hostility, ↑impatience, ↑magic, ↑mood, ↑movement, ↑nervousness, ↑pain, ↑presence, ↑relief, ↑reluctance, ↑sadness, ↑tension, ↑unease, ↑vibration

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