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(ˌsu pərˈsɛn sə ri)

1. beyond the senses.
2. independent of the organs of sense.
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The same way that Bannon has an almost supersensory ability to divine ways to tie together white supremacy, cultural anxiety, class warfare, xenophobia and government distrust, Trump is supremely aware, on a gut level, that we live in an attention economy.
According to the researchers' hypothesis, both the supersensory locomotion and larger body sizes were adaptations that evolved separately, but with the common purpose of warding off the threat from a growing number of monkey species.
To blind-side God is both to do a sneaky end-run around God's rules of life and death, and to discover a supersensory mode of seeing, of vision, that will allow the physical organs of sight to become a perfect conduit and adjunct for the soaring human spirit.
During Bice Curiger's 2011 Venice Biennale, Tintoretto's complex spatial structures and supersensory lighting dominated the entrance to the central pavilion in the Giardini.
Plato's theological conception of the forms 'makes sense of the intelligible order as a whole only by postulating a supersensory realm, the comparison with which degrades the finite world of mortal experience' (112).
For all his sophisticated games with verisimilitude, Philostratus exploits art's purported mimesis to probe the supersensory, verbally-mediated workings of the subjective imagination.
Even in the Renaissance drama, which Lukacs includes with the admired "old" the ancient mysteries are not truly replicated, even through supersensory depictions, as in Shakepearean tragedy.
Explaining Liu Xie's theory of literary imagination, Zong-qi Cai observes: "Liu believes that a supersensory union with all things cannot be achieved until after sensory experiences have been suspended" (2002, 159).
For Corbin, the imaginal signifies all that we come upon in the realm of "the Angel," a transcendent dimension humans can enter only through the cultivation of vision: "Its growth is concomitant with a visionary apperception, giving shape to the supersensory perceptions and constituting that totality of ways of knowing that can be grouped under the term hierognosis.
No stroke of a mother's hand or song from her lips consoles this child, for tetanus is a wicked, supersensory disease.
The novel's central consciousness perceives in Judge Bland an essential evil; like Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown, Bland's own evil provides him a supersensory ability to locate greed in others.
James McAvoy, sporting a swell American accent, is certain to build on his big-screen appeal as Wesley Gibson, a put-upon account executive who discovers that his long-absent father belonged to a centuries-old league of supersensory assassins known as the Fraternity.