visceral sense


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Related to visceral sense: somatic sense, special sense, kinesthetic sense

vis·cer·al sense

the perception of the existence of the internal organs.

vis·cer·al sense

(vis'ĕr-ăl sens)
The perception of the existence of the internal organs.
Synonym(s): splanchnesthesia, splanchnesthetic sensibility.

visceral sense

The subjective perception of the sensations of the internal organs.
See also: sense
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What's been the most interesting aspect of this is not how the community has responded to the church (which in some cases has been dramatic) but how individual members of the church have responded to their own faith, feeling a more visceral sense of God and Christ in their bodies as they serve a meal to a neighbour.
The 1976 version of Carrie (based on Stephen King's novel) starred Sissy Spacek in the lead role, and while the more visceral sense of horror feels like it has been toned down in this update, it is still a nicely scary high school chiller.
Later, but six months in, he waited in Kuwait and on an evening when everything was squared away, he looked across the border into the sands of Iraq and knew in a visceral sense that this was it--something deterministic, expansive as all history, lay ahead, and he could feel it, the geometry of this world in all the axioms and postulates he knew, blood-born as the landscape curved with Euclidean regularity.
Schultz's abstract musings are in sharp contrast to the visceral sense of dislocation and alienation he renders when writing about his youth and young adulthood.
His fatalistic account of political tragedy--a possibly posthumous, loose-ended memoir, curiously trapped inside a closed temporal loop--conveys a terrible, visceral sense of enclosure akin to Odysseus in the Cyclops's cave or Arthur Gordon Pym amidships.
The huge photographs give a more visceral sense of the millions of people crushed together -- a gathering visible from space.
Yet there is simultaneously a hectic or visceral sense of being protected by the embrace of curving walls and sheltering roof.
"I had an incredibly visceral sense of what, in a way, William and Harry go through.
With "The Event," Stotsky says, "Our marketing is focused on sowing the seeds of this mystery and designing a campaign that captures the visceral sense of this experience that the show delivers."
Because if this scandal had hit the Robinsons five years ago I think I would have felt a more visceral sense of satisfaction at their downfall.
Understandable, yet Keith drives by a visceral sense of what he feels is acceptable risk first, and by what the regs say second.