new sensation


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new sensation

An obsolete term for sensation derived from organs considered to be more highly developed phylogenetically than those of lower animals.
References in classic literature ?
A new sensation is the breath in his nostrils; when his experience is exhausted he explores new fields with the indefatigability of a--"
It gave her a strange and new sensation while his words were in her ears; and she remembered it long afterwards.
A new sensation of comfort and relief came over him when, seeing these girls, he realized the existence of other human interests entirely aloof from his own and just as legitimate as those that occupied him.
It offers you a new sensation to amuse you while you are ill.
Grewgious, putting the lamp upon it, and taking his seat opposite Rosa; 'what a new sensation for a poor old Angular bachelor, to be sure
She knew that when she played she was giving pleasure only to herself; but this was no new sensation.
A strange, new sensation is a rare thing in this hum-drum life, and I had it here.
Crossing his arms on his chest, as if to control this new sensation of delight, he drank in delicious draughts of that mysterious air which interpenetrates at night the loftiest forests.
I was cold myself, though I had almost forgotten it until Nobbler moved and I felt a new sensation of cold along my leg against which he had lain, and suddenly realized that in that one spot I had been warm.
She was so constrained, and yet so careless; so reserved, and yet so watchful; so cold and proud, and yet so sensitively ashamed of her husband's braggart humility - from which she shrunk as if every example of it were a cut or a blow; that it was quite a new sensation to observe her.
We were equals afterwards, as we had been before; but, afterwards at quiet times when I sat looking at Joe and thinking about him, I had a new sensation of feeling conscious that I was looking up to Joe in my heart.
The finger was stained red: it was blood; he stared upon it with disgust, and awe, and terror, and in the sharpness of the new sensation, fell instantly to act.