five senses


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five′ sens′es


n.pl.
the faculties of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. Compare sixth sense.
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There will be nothing left but to bottle up your five senses and plunge into contemplation.
Just like a human, with his five senses he contacted with the world exterior to him.
But there might be such a thing as a man's soul being loose from his body, and going out and in, like a bird out of its nest and back; and that was how folks got over-wise, for they went to school in this shell-less state to those who could teach them more than their neighbours could learn with their five senses and the parson.
Appearances, or phenomena, are all the content your minds can receive from your five senses.
Not by reasoning, not by the five senses alone, but by other and remoter and uncharted senses, came the feeling to White Fang that the man was ominous with evil, pregnant with hurtfulness, and therefore a thing bad, and wisely to be hated.
We have no need, therefore, to say that D'Artagnan dared not join in the conversation, only he looked with all his eyes and listened with all his ears, stretching his five senses so as to lose nothing; and despite his confidence on the paternal admonitions, he felt himself carried by his tastes and led by his instincts to praise rather than to blame the unheard-of things which were taking place.
Tarzan possessed the ability to concentrate each of his five senses upon its particular business.
So have I," answered Sancho, "but if ever I make it, or try it again as long as I live, may this be my last hour; moreover, I have no intention of putting myself in the way of wanting it, for I mean, with all my five senses, to keep myself from being wounded or from wounding anyone: as to being blanketed again I say nothing, for it is hard to prevent mishaps of that sort, and if they come there is nothing for it but to squeeze our shoulders together, hold our breath, shut our eyes, and let ourselves go where luck and the blanket may send us.
WILL a man partake, as has been tormented out of his five senses by an everlasting dustman with his head tied up
There was nothing, by the short way, that was pleasant to any of the five senses.
It meant the preservation of the five senses of his body--let us say--taking it in its narrowest as well as in its widest meaning.
In this edition, Billy and his pals learn all about the five senses we use to experience the world around us.