1. Of or pertaining to the senses, or sensible objects; addressing the senses; suggesting pictures or images
To this poetry would be made precedent, as being less subtle and fine, but more simple, sensuous,
2. Highly susceptible to influence through the senses.
Sen"su*ous*ly adv. Sen"su*ous*ness, n.
(Sent) v. & n. See Scent, v. & n. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Sent), obs. 3d pers. sing. pres. of Send, for sendeth.
(Sent), imp. & p. p. of Send.
(Sen"tence) n. [F., from L. sententia, for sentientia, from sentire to discern by the senses
and the mind, to feel, to think. See Sense, n., and cf. Sentiensi.]
1. Sense; meaning; significance. [Obs.]
Tales of best sentence and most solace.Chaucer.
The discourse itself, voluble enough, and full of sentence.Milton.
2. (a) An opinion; a decision; a determination; a judgment, especially one of an unfavorable nature.
My sentence is for open war.Milton.
That by them [Luther's works] we may pass sentence upon his doctrines.Atterbury.
(b) A philosophical or theological opinion; a dogma; as, Summary of the Sentences; Book of the Sentences.
3. (Law) In civil and admiralty law, the judgment of a court pronounced in a cause; in criminal and ecclesiastical
courts, a judgment passed on a criminal by a court or judge; condemnation pronounced by a judgical
tribunal; doom. In common law, the term is exclusively used to denote the judgment in criminal cases.
Received the sentence of the law.Shak.
4. A short saying, usually containing moral instruction; a maxim; an axiom; a saw. Broome.
5. (Gram.) A combination of words which is complete as expressing a thought, and in writing is marked
at the close by a period, or full point. See Proposition, 4.
Sentences are simple or compound. A simple sentence consists of one subject and one finite verb; as,
"The Lord reigns." A compound sentence contains two or more subjects and finite verbs, as in this verse: -
He fills, he bounds, connects, and equals all.Pope. Dark sentence, a saving not easily explained.
A king . . . understanding dark sentences.Dan. vii. 23.
(Sen"tence), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sentenced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sentencing ]