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There's something previous even to taste; 't is They would repent this their senselesa pera sense,
verseness when it would be too late, and when Good sense, which only is the gift of heaven, they found themselves under a power that would And, though no science, fairly worth the seven: destroy them.
Clarendon. A light within yourself you must perceive;
If we be not extremely foolish, thankless, or Jones and Le Nôtre have it not to give. Pope. senseless, a great joy is more apt to cure sorrow 6. Reason ; reasonable meaning.
than a great troublé is.
Taylor. He raves; his words are loose
The great design of this author's book is to As heaps of sand, and scattering wide from sense: prove this, which I believe no man in the world You see he knows not me, his natural father; was ever so senseless as to deny. Tillotson, That now the wind is got into his head,
She saw her favour was misplac'd; And turns his brains to frenzy. Dryden.
The fellows had a wretched taste : 7. Opinion; notion ; judgment.
She needs must tell them to their face, I speak my private but impartial sense
They were a senseless stupid race. Swift. With freedon, and, I hope, without offence.
4. Contrary to true judgment; contrary
Roscommon. to reason. 8. Consciousness; conviction.
It is a senseless thing, in reason, to think that In the due sense of my want of learning, I only one of these interests can stand without the make a confession of my own faith. Dryden.
other, when, in the very order of natural causes, 9. Moral perception.
government is preserved by religion. Jourb. Some are so hardened in wickedness, as to have
Other creatures, as well as monkies, little wiser no sense of the most friendly offices, L'Estrange.
than they, destroy their young by senseless fondo 10. Meaning; import.
ness, and too much embracing. Locke. In this sense, to be preserved from sin is not
s. Wanting sensibility; wanting quickness imposible.
or keenness of perception. Not in use. Iy hearty friends,
To draw Mars like a young Hippolitus, withi You take me in too dolorous a sense. Sbakspeare.
an effeminate countenance, or that hot-spurred A haughry presumption, that hecause we are Harpalice in Virgil, proceedeth from a senseless encouraged to believe that in some sense all
and over-cold judgment.
Pacbao. things are made for man, that therefore they are 6. Wanting knowledge ; unconscious : not made at all for themselves.
More. All before Richard 1. is before time of me
The wretch is drench'd too deep mory; and what is since is, in a legal sense, His soul is stupid, and his heart asleep, within the time of memory.
Hale. Fatten'd in vice; so callous and so gross, In one sense it is, indeed, a building of gold and He sins and sees not, senseless of his loss. Dryde silver upon the foundation of christianity.
Tillotson. You unhous'd, lawless, rambling, libertines, When a word has been used in two or three
Senseless of any charm in love, beyond senses, and has made a great inroad for error,
The prostitution of a common bed. Soutberni. drop one or two of those senses, and leave it only SE'NSELESSLY. adv. (from senseless.] In one remaining, and affix the other senses or ideas to other words.
a senseless manner ; stupidly; unreasonSE'NSED. part. [from sense.] Perceived by
If any one should be found so senselessly arrothe senses. Not in use.
gant as to suppose man alone knowing and wise, Let the sciolist tell me, why things must needs
but yet the product of mere ignorance and be so as his individual senses represent them: is
chance, and that all the rest of the universe he sure that objects are not otherwise sensed by
acted only by that blind hap-hazard, I shall leave others, than they are by him? And why must
with him that very rational and emphatical rehis sense be the infallible criterion ? It may be, buke of Tully.
Locke What is white to us, is black to negroes. Glangiller SE'NSELESSNESS. n. s. [from senseless.] SE'N SEFUL. adj. [from sense and full.]
Folly; unreasonableness; absurdity; Reasonable ; judicious. Not used.
stupidity. Men, otherwise senseful and ingenious, quote
The senselessness of the tradition of the crocosuch things out of an author as would never pass in conversation.
dile's moving his upper jaw is plain, from the
articulation of the occiput with the neck, and SE'NSELESS. adj. [from sense.]
the nether jaw with the upper.
Grew. 1. Wanting sense; wanting life ; void of Sensibilis y. n. s. (sensibilité, French.] all life or perception.
1. Quickness of sensation. The charm and venom which they drunk Their blood with secret filth infected bath,
2. Quickness of perception ; delicacy. Being diffused through the senseless trunk,
Modesty is a kind of quick and delicate feel. That through the great contagion direful deadly
ing in the soul: it is such an exquisite sensibility, stunk.
as warns a woman to shun the first appearance The ears are senseless that should give us hear
of every thing hurtful.
SE'NSIBLE. adj. (sensible, Fr. sensilis, Lat.] To tell him his commandment is fulfill'd. Slak. 1. Having the power of perceiving by the You blocks ! you worse than senseless things! senses.
Sbakspears. Would your cambrick were as sensible as your It is as repugnant to the idea of senseless mate
finger, that you might leave pricking it for picy. ter, that it should put into itself sense, pero
Sbakspeare. ception, and knowledge, as it is repugnant to the These be chose discourses of God, whose effects idea of a triangle, that it should put into itself those that live witness in themselves; the sensible
greater angles than two right ones. Locke. in their sensibie natures, the reasonable in their 2. Unteering ; wanting sympathy.
Raleigh. The senseless grave feels not your pious sora A blind man conceives not colours, but under
Rowe. the notion of some other sensille faculty. Glany., 3. Unreasonable; stupid; doltish; blochish. 2. Perceptible by the sensesa
By reason man attaineth unto the knowledge of this feeling and sensibleness, and sorrow for sin, things that are and are not sensible: it resteth, the most vital quality.
He is your brother, lords ; sensibly fed
Of that self-blood that first gave life to you. Sbal. Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible
A sudden pain in my right foot increased sene To feeling as to sight? Shekspeare. sibly.
Temple. The space left and acquired in every sensible The salts of human urine may, by the violenc moment in such slow progressions, is so incon motion of the blood, be turned alkaline, and even siderable, that it cannot possibly move the sense. corrosive; and so they affect the fibres of the
brain more sensibly than other parts. Arbuthnot. It is manifest that the heavens are void of all
2. With perception of either mind or sensible resistance, and by consequence of all sen
body. sible matter.
Newton. The greater part of men are no otherwise 3. Externally; by impression on the senses. moved than by sense, and have neither leisure
That church of Christ, which we properly nor ability so to improve their power of re
term his body mystical, can be but one; neither flection as to be capable of conceiving the divine
can that one be sensibly discerned by any, inasperfections, without the assistance of sensible ob much as the parts thereof are some in heaven
already with Christ. Air is sensible to the touch by its motion, and 4. With quick intellectual perception. by its resistance to bodies moved in it. Arbutb. 5. [In low language.] Judiciously; rea3. Perceived by the mind.
sonably. Idleness was punished by so many stripes in SE'nsitive. adj. [sensitif, Fr.] Having publick, and the disgrace was more sensible than the pain.
sense or perception, but not reason.
Temple. The sensitive faculty may have a sensitive love 4. Perceiving by either mind or senses ; of some sensitive objects, which though moderhaving perception by the mind or senses. ated so as not to fall into sin, yet, through the This must needs remove
nature of man's sense, may express itself more The sensible of pain.
Milton. sensitively towards that inferior object than toI saw you in the east at your first arising: I wards God : this is a piece of human frailty. was as soon sensible as any of that light, when
Hammonda just shooting out, and beginning to travel up All the actions of the sensitive appetite are in wards to the meridian.
Dryden. painting called passions, because the soul is agiI do not say there is no soul in man, because tated by them, and because the body suffers and he is not sensible of it in his sleep; but I do say, is sensibly altered.
Dryden. he cannot think at any time, waking or sleeping, Bodies are such as are endued with a vegetawithout being sensible of it.
Locke. tive soul, as plants; a sensitive soul, as animals; The versification is as beautiful as the de or a rational soul, as the body of man. Ray. scription complete; every ear must be sensible
SE'NSITIVE Plant. n. s. [mimosa, Lat.) A of it.
Broome. 5. Having moral perception ; having the
The flower consists of one leaf, which is shaped quality of being affected by moral good
like a funnel, having many stamina in the cec
tre: these flowers are collected into a round If thou wert sensible of courtesy,
head: from the bottom of the flower rises the I should not make so great a shew of zeal. Shak. pistillum, which afterwards becomes an oblong 6. Having quick intellectnal feeling; being Hat-jointed pod, which opens both ways, and coneasily or strongly affected.
taius in each partition one roundish seed. Of Even I, the bold, the sensible of wrong,
this plant the humble plants are a species, which
are so called, because, upon being touched, the Restrain'd by shame, was forc'd to hold my tongue.
pedicle of their leaves falls downward; but the
leaves of the sensitive plant are only contracted. %. Convinced ; persuaded. A low use.
Miller. They are very sensible that they had better
Vegetables have many of them some degrees have pushed their conquests on the other side of
of motion, and, upon the different application of the Adriatick; for then their territories would
other bodies to them, do very briskly alter their have lain together.
figure and motion, and so have obtained the 8. In low conversation it has sometimes the
name of sensitive plants, from a motion which sense of reasonable ; judicious; wise. has some resemblance to that which in aniinals , I have been tired with accounts from sensible follows upon sensation.
Loike men, furnished with matters of fact, which have Whence does it happen that the plant, which happened within their own knowledge. Addison.
well SE'NSIBLENESS, n. s. [from sensible.] We name the sensitive, should move and feel?
Whence know her leaves to answer her com1. Possibility to be perceived by the senses.
mand, 2. Actual perception by mind or body:
And with quick horror fily the neighb'ring band 3. Quickness of perception ; sensibility:
Prior The sensibleness of the eye renders it subject The sensitive plant is so called, because, as 5003 to pain, as also unfit to be dressed with sharp
as you touch it, the leaf shrinks.
Sbarp. 4. Painful consciousness.
SENSITIVELY. adv. [from sensitive.] Ia There is no condition of soul more wretched
a sensitive manner. than that of the senseless obdurate sinner, being
The sensitive faculty, through the nature a kind of numbness of soul; and, contrariwise, mau's sense, may express itsek more sensitios
towards an inferior object thari towards God: To SE'NSUALIZE. v. a. [from sensual.] this is a piece of frailty.
Hammond To sink to sensual pleasures ; tó deSENSO'RIUM. } n. s. (Latin.]
grade the mind into subjection to the
senses. 1. The part where the senses transmit their Not to suffer one's self to be sensualized by
perceptions to the mind; the seat of pleasures, like those who 'were changed into . sense.
brutes by Circe.
Pope. Spiritual species, both visible and audible, will SE'NSUALLY. adv. [from sensual.] In a work upon the senseries, though they move not sensual manner. any other body.
Bacon. SE'NSUOUS. adj. [from sense:] Tender ; As sound in a bell, or musical string, or other sounding body, is nothing but a trembling mo
pathetick; full of passion. Not in use. tion, and the air nothing but that motion pro
To this poetry would be made precedent, as pagated from the object, in the sensorium 't is a
being less subtile and fine; but more simple,
Milton knse of that motion under the form of sound.
sensuous, and passionate. Newton.
SENT. The participle passive of send. Is not the sensory of animals the place to
I make a decree that all Israel go with thee; which the sensitive substance is present, and into
forasmuch as thou art sent of the king. Ezra. which the sensible species of things are carried SENTENCE. n. s. [sentence, Fr. sententia, through the nerves of the brain, that there they
Latin.] may be perceived by their immediate presence to that substance?
1. Determination or decision, as of a judge 2. Organ of sensation.
civil or criminal. That we all have double sensories, two eyes,
The rule of voluntary agents on earth is the two ears, is an effectual confutation of this athe
sentence that reason giveth, concerning the goodistical sophism.
ness of those things which they are to do. Heoker.
If we have neither voice from heaven, that so SE NSUAL. adj. [sensuel, French.]
pronounceth of them, neither sentence of men 1. Consisting in sense ; depending on grounded upon such manifest and clear proof, sense ; affecting the senses.
that they, in whose hands it is to alter them, Men in general are too partial, in favour of a may likewise infallibly, even in heart and consensual appetite, to take notice of truth when science, judge them so; upon necessity to urge they have found it.
alteration, is to crouble and disturb without neFar as creation's ample range extends,
Hooker. The scale of scasual, mental pow'rs ascends. Pope.
How will I give senter.ce against them. Jeremiah. 2. Pleasing to the senses; carnal ; not spi
If matter of fact breaks out with too great an ritual.
evidence to be denied, why, still there are other
lenitives, that friendship will apply, before it The greatest part of men are such as prefer
will be brought to the decretory rigours of a their own private good before all things, even
South. that good which is sensual before whatsoever is
Let him set out some of Luther's works, that most divine.
by them we may pass soutence upon his doctrines. 3. Devoted to sense ; lewd ; luxurious.
Atterbury From amidst them rose
2. It is usually spoken of condemnation Belial, the dissolutest spirit chat fell; The sensuallest, and, after Asmodai,
pronounced by the judge; doom. The fleshliest, incubus.
By the consent of all laws, in capital causes, No small part of virtue consists in abstaining
the evidence must be full and clear; and if so, from that wherein sensual men place their fe
where one man's life is in question, what say licity.
we to a war, which is ever the sentence of death SE'NSUALIST, n. s. [from sensual.] A
What rests but that the mortal sentence pass ? carnal person ; one devoted to corporal
3. A maxim; an axiom. generally moral. Let atheists and sensualists satisfy themselves A sentence may be defined a moral instruction w they are able ; the former of which will find, couched in a few words.
, as long as reason keeps her ground, religion 4. A short paragraph; a period in writing. Deither can nor will lose hers.
An excellent spirit, knowledge, understandSENSU A'LITY. N.si [from sensual.) De ing, and shewing of hard sentences, were found in votedness to the senses ; addiction to Daniel
Daniel. brutal and corporal pleasures.
TO SE'NTENCE. v. a. [sentencier, Fr. from But you are more intemperate in your blood the noun.] Than Venus, or those pamper'd animals, 1. To pass the last judgment on any onc. That rage in savage sensuality. Shakspeare. After this cold consid'rance, sentence me; Kill not her quick’ning pow'r with surfeit
And, as you are a king, speak in your state, ings;
What I have done that misbecame my place. Mar not her sense with sensuality:
Shakspeare. Cast not her serious wit on idle things;
Came the mild judge and intercessor both, Make not her free-will slave to vanity. Davies. To sentence man.
Milton, Sensuality is one kind of pleasure, such an one us it is.
2. To condemn; to doom to punishment,
Could that decree from our brother come? They avoid dress, lest they should have affecúons tainted by any sensuality, and diverted
Nature lierself is sentenc'd in your doom :
Dryden, from the love of him who is to be the only com
Idleness, sentenced hy she decurions, was pue fort and delight of their whole beings Addison. Impura and brutal sensuality was too much
nished by so many stripes.
Temple. confirmed by the religion of those countries, SENTENTIOSITY:n so(from sentention..] where even Venus and Bacchus had their tema Comprehension in a senteace. ples
Bentley, Vulgar precepts in morality carry with them
nothing above the line, or beyond the extempo
Norfolk, hie thee to thy charge ; rary sententiosity of common conceics with us. Use careful watch, chuse trusty sentinels. Shals.
Brown. Counsellors are not commonly so united, but SENTE'NTIOUS. adj. [sentencieux, Fr. from
that one counsellor kecpeth sentinel over an. sentence. ]
other; so that if any do counsel out of faction
or private ends, it commonly comes to the king's s. Abounding with sentences, axioms, and
Bacon. maxims, short and energetick.
First, the two eyes, which have the seeing He is very swift and sententios. Sbakspeare. pow'r, Eyes are vocal, tears have tongues :
Stand as one watchman, spy, or sentinel, Sententious showers! O let them fall !
Being plac'd aloft, within the head's high tow'r; Their cadence is rhetorical.
And though both see, yet both but one thing Eloquence, with all her pomp and charms,
Davies. Foretold us useful and sententious truths. W'aller. Love to our citadel resorts, How he apes his sire,
Through those deceitful sallyports; Ambitiously sententious ?
Addison. Our sentinels betray our forts. Denbama. 2. Comprising sentences.
The senses are situated in the head, as sentiThe making of figures being tedious, and re nels in a watch-tower, to receive and convey to quiring much room, put men first upon
the soul the impressions of external objects. Rey. ing them, as by the most ancient Egyptian mo Perhaps they had sentinels waking while chey numents it appears they did : next, instead of slept ; but even this would be unsoldierlike. sententious marks, to think of verbal, such as the
Broome. Chinese still retain.
Grew. SE'NTRY. n. s. [corrupted, I believe, from SENTE'NTIOUSLY. adv. [from senten sentinel.]
tious. ] In short sentences; with striking 1. A watch; a sentinel ; one who watches brevity.
in a garrison, or army, to keep them They describe her in part finely and ele
from surprise. gantly, and in part gravely and sententiously: they
If I do send, dispatch say, look how many feathers she hath, so many Those sextries to our aid; the rest will serve eyes she hath underneath.
Shakspeare. Nausicaa delivers her judgment sententiously,
The youth of hell strict guard may keep, to give it more weight.
And set their sentries to the utmost deep. Dryd. SENTENTIOUsness. n. s. [from senten One goose they had, 't was all they could allow,
tious.] Pithiness of sentences; brevity A wakeful sentry, and on duty now. Dryden. with strength.
2. Guard; watch ; the duty of a sentinel. The Medea I esteem for the gravity and sen
Thou, whose nature cannot sleep, tentiousness of it, which he himself concludes to be suitable to a tragedy.
O'er my slumbers sentry keep;
Guard me 'gainst those watchful foes, , SE'NTERY. n. s. (This is commonly writ.
Whose eyes are open while mine close. Brown. ten sentry, corrupted from sentinel.] One Here toils and death, and death's half-brother, who is set to watch in a garrison, or in
sleep, the outlines of an army.
Forms terrible to view, their sentry keep. Drid. What strength, what art, can then
SEPARABI’LITY, n. s. [from separable. Suffice, or what evasion bear him safe Through the strict senteries, and stations thick
The quality of admitting disunions Of angels watching round?
Milton. discerption. SE'NTIENT. adj. [sentiens, Lat.] Perceiv Separability is the greatest argument of r.
Glanvi ing, having perception.
The greatest argument of real distinctio This acting of the sentient phantasy is per
separability, and actual separation ; for noth formed by a presence of sense, as the horse is
can be separated from itself.
No under the sense of hunger, and that, without any
formal syllogism, presseth him to eat. Halé. SE'PARABLE, adj. (separable, Fr. sepi SE'NTIENT. n. so (from the adjective.] He bilis, Lat. from separate. ] that has perception:
1. Susceptive of disunion; discerptibl If the sentient be carried, passihus equis, with The infusions and decoctions of plants the body whose motion it would observe, sup tain the most separable parts of the plants, posing it regular, the remove is insensible.
convey not only their nutritious but medi Glanville. qualities into the blood.
Arbut SE'NTIMENT. n. s. (sentiment, Fr.] 2. Possible to be disjoined from so 1. Thought ; notion ; opinion.
thing : with from. The consideration of the reason why they are Expansion and duration have this fanheraç annexed to so many other ideas, serving to give ment, that though they are both considere us due sentiments of the wisdom and goodness of
use anketing parentes their parts are not so the sovereign Disposer of all things, may not be ble one from another. unsuitable to the main end of these enquiries.
LeckeSE'PARABLENESS. n. s. [from separa Alike to council or th' assembly came, Capableness of being separated. With equal souls and sentiments the same. Pope. Trials permit me not to doubt of the se 2. The sense considered distinctly from the bleness of a yellow tincture from gold,
language or things ; a striking sentence To SE’PARATE. v. a. (separo, Lat in a composition.
Those who could no longer defend the con 1. To break; to divide into parts. duct of Cato, praised the sentiments. Dennis,
2. To disunite ; to disjoin. SE'NTINEL. n.s.[sentinelle, Pr, from sentio,
I'll to England. Lat.] 'One who watches or keeps guard -To Ireland, I: our separated fortun to prevent surprise.
Shall keep us both the safer.
4. Divorce ; disjunction from a married Rather than death, or aoght chan death more state.
Did you not hear
A buzzing of a separation 3. To sever from the rest.
Becween the king and Cach'rinę? Sbakspeeri. Can a body be inflammable, from which it vould puzzle a chymist to separate an inflamma
SEPARATIST. n. s. (separatiste, Fr. from ble ingredient?
separate.] One who divides from the Death from sin no power can separate. Milt. church; a schismatick; a seceder. 4. To set apart ; to segregate.
The anabaptists, separatists, and sectaries teSeparate me Barnabas and Saul, for the work nets are full of schism, and inconsistent with whereunto I have called them.
Bacon. Acts. monarchy. David separated to the service those who Our modern separatists pronounce all those should prophesy.
1 Cbrenicies. heretical, or carnal, from whom they have with5. To withdraw.
Decay of Piety. Separate thyself from me: if thou wilt take
Says the separatist, if those who have the rule the left, I will go to the right.
over you should command you any thing about T. SE'PARATE. v. n. To part; to be dis
church affairs, you ought not, in conscience, to obey them.
ŠEPARATOR, n. s. [from separate.] One When there was not room enough for their herds to feed, they by consent separated, and en
who divides ; a divider. larged their pasture.
Locke. SE'PARATORY.adj. [from separate.] Used SE'PARATE. adj. [from the verb.]
in separation. 1. Divided from the rest ; parted from
The most conspicuous gland of an animal is another.
the system of the guts, where the lacteals are the T were hard to conceive an eternal watch; Se'rilible. adj. [sepio, Lat.] That may
emissary vessels, or separatory ducts. Cheyne. whose pieces were never separate one from another, nor ever in any other form. Burnet. be buried.
Bailey, 2. Disjoined; withdrawn.
SE'Piment. n. s. [sepimentum, Lat.) A Eve separate he wish'a.
Bailey. 3. Secret ; secluded.
SE POSITION.n. s. [sepono, Lat.] The act In a secret vale the Trojan sees A sep'rate grove.
of setting apart ; segregation. 4. Disunited from the body; disengaged
Dryden: SEPT. n. s. [septum, Lat. A clan; a race; from corporeal nature. An emphatical
a family; a generation. A word used
only with regard or allusion to Ireland, Whatever ideas the mind can receive and
and, I suppose, Irish. contemplate without the help of the body, it can
This judge, being the lord's brehon, adjudgeth retain without the help of the body too; or else
a better share unto the lord of the soil, or the the soul, or any separate spirit, will have but
head of that sept, and also unto himself for his little advantage by thinking.
Lockz. judgment a greater portion, than unto the plain
tiffs. SE'PARATELY. adv. [from separat.. ]
The English forces were ever too weak to Apart; singly; not in union; distinctly; subdue so many warlike nations, or septs, of the particularly.
Irish, as did possess this island. Davies. It is of singular use to princes, if they tako The true and ancient Russians, a sept whom the opinions of their council, both separately and he had met with in one of the provinces of that together; for private opinion is more free, but vast empire, were white like the Danes. Boyle. opinion before others is more reserved. Bacon. SEPTA'NGULAR. adj.[septem and angulus,
If you admit of many figures, conceive the whole together, and not every thing separately September. n. s. [Lat. Septembre, Fr.]
Lat.] Having seven corners or sides. and in particular.
Dryden. SE'PARATENESS. n. s. [from separate.)
The ninth month of the year; the se. The state of being separate.
venth from March. SEPAR A’TION. n. 5. [separatio, Lat. sea
September hath his name as being the seventh paration, Fr. from separate.]
month from March : he is drawn with a merry
and cheerful countenance, in a purple robe. 1. The act of separating ; disjunction.
Peacba. They have a dark opinion, that the soul doth SEPTENARY. adj. (septenarius, Latin. ) live after the separation from the body. Abbot. Any part of our bodies, vitally united to that
Consisting of seven. which is conscious in us, makes a part of ouro
Every controversy has seven questions belongselves; but upon separation from the vital union,
ing to it; though the order of nature seems too by which that consciousness is communicated,
much neglected by a confinement to this septen. that, which a moment since was part of our.
Watts. selves, is now no more so.
Locke. SEPTE'NARY. n. s. The number seven. • 2. The state of being separate ; disunion.
The days of men are cast up by septenaries, As the confusion of tongues was a mark of
and every seventh year conceived to carry some separation, so the being of one language was a
altering character in temper of mind or body. mark of union. Bacon.
Brown. 3. The chymical analysis, or operation of
These constitutions of Mosės, chat proceed so disuniting things mingled.
much upon a septenary, or number of seven, bave
no reason in the nature of the thing. Burnet. A fifteenth part of silver, incorporated with gold, will noe be recovered by any matter of sow SEPTE'NNIAL, adj. [ septennis, Lat.] Paratien, unless you put a greater quantity of
1. Lasting seven years. Silves, which is the last refuge in separations. 2. Happening once in seven years.
Bacon, Being once dispensed with for his septennial