insensate


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insensate

Lacking sensation, feeling or sensibility.
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Perhaps then I was too severe in my judgments, for I abhorred the sinner as well as the sin; now I flatter myself I am more charitable and considerate; but am I not becoming more indifferent and insensate too?
I could scarce restrain a shout of elation as this silent, insensate messenger floated past me, on toward the Iss and Korus, for it told me that journeying Martians were above me on that very stream.
I stood in the open valley, between the oak-plantation and my desolate cottage, and I kissed my tiny, twisted note again and again in a paroxysm of passion and of insensate joy.
And so it was with the utmost confidence that I laid hold of the huge iron rim; but though I threw every ounce of my strength into it, my best effort was as unavailing as Perry's had been--the thing would not budge--the grim, insensate, horrible thing that was holding us upon the straight road to death!
He growled and roared hideously at the dead, insensate thing, and then he dropped it and raised his head to look about in search of some living victim upon which to wreak his ill temper.
Thrusting into it from one side, under the skin and parallel to it, he buried the length of the needle from sight through the insensate infiltration.
Finally, she laid her insensate grasp upon the bottle that had swift and certain death in it, and, before his eyes, pulled out the cork with her teeth.
Sometimes at night I reflected that such hopes were altogether insensate; but I remember once getting up at two in the morning to search for a little cardboard box in the bathroom, into which, I remembered, I had not looked before.
In vain I expressed my sorrow; in vain I lingered for some symptom of contrition; she really 'didn't care,' and I left her alone, and in darkness, wondering most of all at this last proof of insensate stubbornness.
Recounting how Sani Abacha, sent storm-troopers to disrupt a planning session for a similar across-nation march at Tai Solarin School in Ikenne, Wole Soyinka stated that a faceless cabal under yet another civilian regime refused to be left out of the insensate play of power.
Although the donor site morbidity; in both flaps, is minimal, the flaps are insensate and provide non-glabrous skin which often requires multiple debulking procedures.
And they are, far more than the insensate President, susceptible to public pressure well beyond the ballot box.