insensibleness love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Insensibility.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Insensibility.

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  • noun insensibility

Etymologies

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insensible +‎ -ness

Examples

  • Though, when our servants celebrate the festivals of Saturn or go in procession at the time of the rural bacchanals, you would scarcely brook the hollowing and din they make, if the intemperateness of their joy and their insensibleness of decorum should make them act and speak such things as these: —

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • For if our end be in not being, and that be infinite and unalterable, then hath privation of good found out an eternal evil, to wit, a never ending insensibleness.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • Therefore, pray let us beg of God, whoever of us are in any measure under this frame, that our insensibleness of the guilt and burden of sin may be our great burden.

    Sacramental Discourses

  • Upon finding a mole or wart or any similar mark, they tried the 'insensibleness thereof' by inserting needles, pins, awls, or any sharp-pointed instrument; and in an old and withered crone it might not be difficult to find somewhere a more insensitive spot.

    The Superstitions of Witchcraft

  • Is it shamefastness or insensibleness that makes thee silent?

    The Theological Tractates and The Consolation of Philosophy

  • Our own tramp had artfully simulated insensibleness, to get the men off their guard, and then had suddenly got his arms round a leg each of two of the men, and pulled them to the ground, helped by Dicky, who saw his game and rushed in at the same time, exactly like Oswald would have done if he had not had his eyes shut ready to meet his doom.

    The Wouldbegoods

  • Our own tramp had artfully simulated insensibleness, to get the men off their guard, and then had suddenly got his arms round a leg each of two of the men, and pulled them to the ground, helped by Dicky, who saw his game and rushed in at the same time, exactly like Oswald would have done if he had not had his eyes shut ready to meet his doom.

    The Wouldbegoods

  • It argues a great deal of pride; and also insensibleness both of what we deserve, and what we need.

    The Whole Works of the Rev. John Howe, M.A. with a Memoir of the Author. Vol. VI.

  • The sin he had an eye to, was, the hardness of their hearts, their insensibleness of the evidence of his miracles, and their inflexible resolution to persist in unbelief.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)

  • Neither were they thankful; not thankful for the favours in general they received from God (insensibleness of God's mercies is at the bottom of our sinful departures from him); not thankful in particular for the discoveries God was pleased to make of himself to them.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)

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