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.
Or the desire for a new sensation, as Lord Henry had hinted, with his mocking laugh?
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.
They were making out to me, in an agitated way - I don't know how, for the little I could hear I was scarcely composed enough to understand - that the lifeboat had been bravely manned an hour ago, and could do nothing; and that as no man would be so desperate as to attempt to wade off with a rope, and establish a communication with the shore, there was nothing left to try; when I noticed that some new sensation moved the people on the beach, and saw them part, and Ham come breaking through them to the front.