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  • adv. In a insensible manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a manner not to be felt or perceived; imperceptibly; gradually.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an insensible manner; so as not to be felt or perceived; imperceptibly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a numb manner; without feeling

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Examples

  • Constantinople, his slender train insensibly swelled to a crowd and an army: his professions of religion and loyalty were mistaken for the language of his heart; and the simplicity of a foreign dress, which showed to advantage his majestic stature, displayed a lively image of his poverty and exile.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • About the middle of the fourth century, the countries, perhaps of Lusace and Thuringia, on either side of the Elbe, were occupied by the vague dominion of the Burgundians; a warlike and numerous people, * of the Vandal race, whose obscure name insensibly swelled into a powerful kingdom, and has finally settled on a flourishing province.

    History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — Volume 2

  • About the middle of the fourth century, the countries, perhaps of Lusace and Thuringia, on either side of the Elbe, were occupied by the vague dominion of the Burgundians; a warlike and numerous people, [95a] of the Vandal race, [96] whose obscure name insensibly swelled into a powerful kingdom, and has finally settled on

    History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — Volume 2

  • Burgundians; a warlike and numerous people, * of the Vandal race, 96 whose obscure name insensibly swelled into a powerful kingdom, and has finally settled on a flourishing province.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • But, someone must explain this to me: why do you, among Muslims, and to a certain extent Chinese, find normal to F. your head off (by having multiple choices wiwes), stuff yourself 'insensibly' with food like there is no tomorrow, that is abusing your body, while you do not accept 'abusing your eyes or your mind' with 'not-sensible' material?

    Banned Books

  • For such entertainments altogether enervate the minds of people, insensibly leading them into effeminacy, and unfitting them to endure those hardships, and fatigues, which must necessarily be undergone, to bring any province to perfection.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • The pro-independence Boston Evening-Post scolded Americans for having been “of late years insensibly drawn into too great a degree of luxury and dissipation.”

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • And, without thinking of it as beauty, the beauty of line and colour of Jerry had insensibly penetrated him with a sense of pleasantness.

    CHAPTER XVI

  • A little later, as he began to know his way about better, he insensibly drifted into the role that would work — namely, he was a man who had seen better days, very much better days, but who was down in his luck, though, to be sure, only temporarily.

    SOUTH OF THE SLOT

  • An action-packed Saturday was scheduled, with every second from breakfast till bedtime pitilessly filled with events designed to exhaust and educate both me and the children, and leave us all lolling insensibly in front of Britain's Got Talent.

    I was dad for a day

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