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Sensed   /sɛnst/   Listen

Detected by instinct or inference rather than by recognized perceptual cues.  Synonym: perceived.  "A sensed presence in the room raised goosebumps on her arms" , "A perceived threat"

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"Sensed" Quotes from Famous Books

... the air; not a stillness of death and decay, but the stillness of life that listens. The sun continued to shine on the brown moorland hills across the gray-green river, the world was quite the same, yet one sensed that something had changed. A village lay ahead of us, disfigured by random shells and half deserted. Beyond the still, shell-spattered houses, a great wood rose, about a mile and a half away, on a ridge that stood boldly against the sky. Running from the edge of the trees ...
— A Volunteer Poilu • Henry Sheahan

... Pollard suddenly, as though he sensed a crisis of which the others were unaware. ...
— Black Jack • Max Brand

... stranger's grin was triumphant malice. "You sure look glad to see me, Pete, and us such old friends too. Le's see, I ain't seen you since—since—" He stopped, as though his memory were at fault, but June sensed the hint of a ...
— The Fighting Edge • William MacLeod Raine

... Her groping hand met Dr. Andrews' and his warm fingers closed reassuringly around hers. Gradually the panic drained away, but she could think of nothing to say at all, although she longed to have the silence broken. As if he sensed her longing, Dr. Andrews said, "You started having the dream more often just after you told Paul you wouldn't marry him, ...
— The Sound of Silence • Barbara Constant

... better served—it has served all: Served the fluent-tongued and subtle-sensed Greek, and long ere the Greek; Served in building the buildings that last longer than any; Served the Hebrew, the Persian, the most ancient Hindostanee; Served the mound-raiser on the Mississippi—served those whose relics remain in Central ...
— Poems By Walt Whitman • Walt Whitman

... Joe—do you mean—?" She sensed that something was wrong, but walking around the circus arena, with performers coming and going, was not the place to speak of it. Joe ...
— Joe Strong The Boy Fire-Eater - The Most Dangerous Performance on Record • Vance Barnum

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