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sense of touch

Definitions

  • Sense of touch
    Sense of touch
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sense of touch the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands) "only sight and touch enable us to locate objects in the space around us"
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Usage

In literature:

All of them touched her with the sense of a friendship that had been faithful.
"That Girl Montana" by Marah Ellis Ryan
Some parts have retained the sense of heat, but not the sense of touch.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
Touch brings the blind many sweet certainties which our more fortunate fellows miss, because their sense of touch is uncultivated.
"The World I Live In" by Helen Keller
There was, too, in its touch a subtle sense of intimacy.
"Masterpieces of Mystery, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by Various
Touch, sense of, 160.
"Popular Education" by Ira Mayhew
There remains touch, the far-spreading passive sense common to all live flesh that quivers under the goad of pain.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
He cannot make his sense of touch too sensitive.
"Great Pianists on Piano Playing" by James Francis Cooke
There was a human touch about that scene in the ruined village street which filled one with a sense of mingled sadness and pleasure.
"Attack" by Edward G. D. Liveing
What is the social significance of touch as compared with that of the other senses?
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
In total darkness, seeing with his senses of hearing, smell, and touch, he began to stalk the Tartars.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
This touched their primitive sense of the incongruous.
"Red Men and White" by Owen Wister
Something in Rasba's words, or it was in his voice, or in the quick, full-flood of his glance, touched her senses.
"The River Prophet" by Raymond S. Spears
The sense of touch is their sight.
"Cuore (Heart)" by Edmondo De Amicis
His sense of humour, by no means a characteristic trait of the man, was touched.
"The Traitors" by E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim
The spirit of it seemed in tune with Esther's own sense of loneliness; but it touched her heart with the softening touch of sadness.
"The Carroll Girls" by Mabel Quiller-Couch
The touch of Nada's hand thrilled him, as it did a long time ago, and still he sensed the difference.
"The Country Beyond" by James Oliver Curwood
So well did he know the particular design of his watch that he could have recognized it in the dark by sense of touch alone.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930" by Various
The hairs of the skin are accessory to the sense of touch.
"Psychology" by Robert S. Woodworth
Something in the whole scene touches the two kindly old maids with a sense of tender reverence.
"Rossmoyne" by Unknown
Yet, watching the bent and crippled old man waiting there in the snow, a sense of pity and mourning chilled his heart with ice cold touch.
"The Silent Barrier" by Louis Tracy
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In poetry:

Or sense or spirit? Who shall say
What touch the chord of memory thrills?
It passed, and left the August day
Ablaze on lonely hills.
"Sweet Fern" by John Greenleaf Whittier
But through the grace of God my conscience
Elected unto good its better part;
If there were hardness left in any sense
It melted soft beneath the touch of Art.
"Portico" by Ruben Dario
Who could like thee the soul's wild tumults paint,
Or wake the torpid ear with lenient art?
Touch the nice sense with pity's dulcet plaint,
Or soothe the sorrows of the breaking heart?
"Elegy to the Memory of David Garrick, Esq." by Mary Darby Robinson
of avocado moist with lemon, yea
formaldehyde & rotting sardines O
in our appointed time
I would I could a touch more fully say
my consentless mind. The senses are below,
which in this air sublime
"Dream Song 120: Foes I sniff, when I have less to shout" by John Berryman
The mosques and churches float through our memories,
Prayers devoid of sense or taste echo from their walls.
Never has the heart of god been touched by them,
And yet it beats on amidst the sounds of drums and bells.
"Blasphemy" by Millosh Gjergj Nikolla
The mosques and churches float through our memories,
Prayers devoid of sense or taste echo from their walls.
Never has the heart of god been touched by them,
And yet it beats on amidst the sounds of drums and bells.
"Blasphemy" by Migjeni

In news:

The 2.4-GHz Smart Remote reference design features a multi-touch touchpad, six-axis motion sensing, and a full QWERTY keyboard on the back of the remote.
Glove that Vibrates Fingertip Could Improve One's Sense of Touch.
No matter the gender, subjects with smaller fingertips had a finer sense of touch.
A boy is getting the best Christmas gift: The sense of touch .
Engineering a Sense of Touch .
It is hard to get a real sense of the world until you have actually seen, heard, and touched it.
But more than that, it is the music of wine itself, an echo that evokes a world of history and culture and a pleasure that touches all our senses.
Caudill's daughter said he touched a lot of people's lives, that he was a great father with a great sense of humor, and that he did a lot for the community.
Augumented Reality With a Sense of Touch.
Car painting is such an art form with so many different factors that it can be touch to make sense of it all.
There is a certain sense of urgency that must accompany praying that touches heaven and moves earth.
Tactile Glove Uses Small Vibrations to Improve the Wearer's Sense of Touch.
From Securitron Magnalock Corp. Securitron introduces the next generation of their popular Touch Sense exit bars with the release of the Dual Sense Bar.
I s touch the most powerful of all our senses.
ASTM's sensory evaluation standards are instrumental in the assessment of consumer products by the use of the human senses (sight, smell, taste, touch, and hearing).
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In science:

Although the ear itself does not respond to sounds below 20 Hz, our “sense of touch” can perceive those low-frequency vibrations.
Music in Terms of Science
The Sense of Touch, English translation by Ross, H. E. & Murray, D.
How does certainty enter into the mind?
Note that if T has touching plateaus, then it is constant on some lap(s) of S, and T is d-modal only in a degenerate sense.
Monotonicity of entropy for real multimodal maps
However, by using the viscosity definition it is immediate to check that (49) holds in the viscosity sense (since one only needs to verify it at points where the graph of u can be touched with paraboloids).
Bootstrap regularity for integro-differential operators and its application to nonlocal minimal surfaces
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