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Definition of Sensation

Sensation

  1. An impression, or the consciousness of an impression, made upon the central nervous organ, through the medium of a sensory or afferent nerve or one of the organs of sense; a feeling, or state of consciousness, whether agreeable or disagreeable, produced either by an external object (stimulus), or by some change in the internal state of the body.
  2. A purely spiritual or psychical affection; agreeable or disagreeable feelings occasioned by objects that are not corporeal or material.
  3. A state of excited interest or feeling, or that which causes it.

Sensation Quotations

It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others, of measuring one's soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity.
W. E. B. Du Bois

Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader - not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon.
E. L. Doctorow

The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.
Lord Byron

There is something about building up a comradeship - that I still believe is the greatest of all feats - and sharing in the dangers with your company of peers. It's the intense effort, the giving of everything you've got. It's really a very pleasant sensation.
Edmund Hillary

The danger sensation is exciting. The challenge is to find new dangers.
Ayrton Senna
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Sensation Translations

sensation in Dutch is sensatie, klapstuk
sensation in French is sensation
sensation in German is Aufsehen {n}, Sensation
sensation in Italian is sensazione