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touch sensation


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n touch sensation the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin "she likes the touch of silk on her skin","the surface had a greasy feeling"
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In literature:

There is much more to say about the sensations of touch than about those of hearing, but I must hasten.
"Dreams" by Henri Bergson
"The Shadow World" by Hamlin Garland
Little by little they felt, as it were, the sensation of being touched by a breath, the approach of an impalpable being.
"Bouvard and Pécuchet" by Gustave Flaubert
Suddenly there was a sharp tingling sensation where they touched the polished surface.
"The Cosmic Express" by John Stewart Williamson
It was quite a different sensation from what she had felt when she had touched it with her cool wet hand.
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford
It was the first time in many days that their hands had touched, and the sensation affected him strangely.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories" by Various
So, then, the sensation I feel on touching a cold body, is in proportion to the rapidity with which my hand yields its heat to that body?
"Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2" by Jane Marcet
As he touched the corpse of the infant the body stirred as if it had sensation.
"Folk-lore and Legends: German" by Anonymous
Touch sensations are permanent and definite.
"The World I Live In" by Helen Keller
Is it by touch, by some sensation due to the inner vibrations of living flesh?
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
Their oily atoms awaken different sensations in the delicate nerves they touch.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 122, December, 1867" by Various
The Wanderer touched a lever and again there was the sensation as of a great page turned across the vastness of the universe.
"Wanderer of Infinity" by Harl Vincent
If an orange be placed on my open hand, my sensation of touching it is in myself, not in the orange.
"Old-Fashioned Ethics and Common-Sense Metaphysics" by William Thomas Thornton
The mass may be recognized by its dark hue and the doughy sensation to the touch.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
I remember feeling at the touch of the thing a marked sensation of dampness and cold.
"The Exploits of Juve" by Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain
All animals, including man, are put in touch with their surroundings by what we call the organs of sensation.
"A Civic Biology" by George William Hunter
One touch of sensation makes the whole world kin.
"The Rest Hollow Mystery" by Rebecca N. Porter
Yet scarcely had I got to the head of the stairs when that same now-familiar sensation came upon me, like the touch of an icy hand.
"In White Raiment" by William Le Queux
The miracle made a tremendous sensation, and multitudes were touched by it.
"A Layman's Life of Jesus" by Samuel H. M. Byers
I shall never forget the sensation it gave me to touch him.
"The House Opposite" by Elizabeth Kent

In poetry:

Return often and take me,
beloved sensation, return and take me —
when the memory of the body awakens,
and an old desire runs again through the blood;
when the lips and the skin remember,
and the hands feel as if they touch again.
"Return" by Constantine P Cavafy

In news:

Is a leading developer of volumetric CAD/CAM solutions, and the inventor of Phantom force-feedback haptic devices that simulate the physical sensation of touch in the virtual world.
34 am ET A homeless man whose deep, velvety voice and touching story prompted an outpouring of sympathy and job offers from across the country, has become an overnight sensation.
Eagles rookie sensation Nick Foles still stays in touch with Frank Scelfo (left), his… (TOM DUDDLESTON JR / UNIVERSITY…).