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sen·su·al

(sen'shū-ăl),
1. Relating to the body and the senses, as distinguished from the intellect or spirit.
2. Denoting bodily or sensory pleasure, not necessarily sexual.
[L. sensualis, endowed with feeling]

sensual

[sen′sho̅o̅·əl]
Etymology: L, sensualis
pertaining to a great interest in sex, food, or other sense-satisfying topics.

sen·su·al

(sen'shū-ăl)
1. Relating to the body and the senses, as distinguished from the intellect or spirit.
2. Denoting bodily or sensory pleasure, not necessarily sexual.
[L. sensualis, endowed with feeling]

sen·su·al

(sen'shū-ăl)
1. Relating to the body and the senses, as distinguished from the intellect or spirit.
2. Denoting bodily or sensory pleasure, not necessarily sexual.
[L. sensualis, endowed with feeling]
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Furthermore, his is an essentially private, sensualist salvation--no corpus mysticum here.
A novel set in the wild celebrity world of 1970s London by someone who was there, The Sensualist by Carole Hopkin (Gofannon, pounds 8.
Robbed of context by the claustrophobic closeness of the camera lens, his still lifes of cacti and succulents, several of which are on view, become studies not in form, but in pure light and shadow: the angles and curves of an expressionist rather than of a sensualist.
His aesthetic is sensualist in a way that the idealist philosopher, Cousin, would reject: "car la jouissance me parait le but de la vie, et la seule chose utile au monde" (194) ["for enjoyment seems to me to be the end of life, and the only useful thing in the world" (40)].
Just as Comte would later insist on the unequivocal nature of knowledge and 'religion', Condorcet belonged to the 18th century sensualist movement that claimed all true knowledge to have its roots in sensations and ideas corresponding to them.
a philosopher and a sensualist, a frequenter of libraries and galleries .
The modern consumer, Barber writes, "is less the happy sensualist than the compulsive masturbator, a reluctant addict working at himself with little pleasure, encouraged in his labor by an ethic of infantilization that releases him to an indulgence he cannot altogether welcome" (p.
Gide is portrayed as an obsessive sensualist who enjoys cruising adolescent boys, looking them over before disappearing with them for periods of time.
In this was a certain chilly correctness, the orderly antiquity of the grammarian, for McKim was the very opposite of a sensualist.
Here Klaver carefully details Kingsley's life, from his brief time as a sensualist to his reform upon meeting his future wife, his struggles with the nature and purpose of sex, his relationship with Christian socialism and the muscular Christianity of his time and place, his efforts at reform in the slums which led him along the path to Darwin, and his fight to the end for understanding, particularly his own, of what it meant to be a man of active faith and healthy desires.
Octavian, the smarter of the two, took the west, including Rome; Antony, the sensualist, took the east and went to Alexandria, where he met and began his liaison with Cleopatra, queen of Egypt.