Definitions

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  • adv. In a sensible manner; in a way that shows good sense.
  • adv. In a sensible manner; in a way that can be sensed, noticed: perceptibly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a sensible manner; so as to be perceptible to the senses or to the mind; appreciably; with perception; susceptibly; sensitively.
  • adv. With intelligence or good sense; judiciously.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a sensible manner, in any sense of the word sensible.

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

  • adv. with good sense or in a reasonable or intelligent manner

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Examples

  • And, as Montana Headlines points out, McCain sensibly declined to sign a no-tax pledge (see No. 1 above) while still acting like a fiscal conservative.

    He's back

  • As Amalarius again sensibly remarks, "although every church cannot have such a relic, still the virtue of the Holy True Cross is not wanting in those crosses which are made in imitation of it."

    04/01/2004 - 05/01/2004

  • Philosoraptor: I’ll see if I can explain sensibly; my overall approach to ethics might be a little weird.

    Vegan Envy

  • The president calls sensibly for investment in education and training, in 21st century infrastructure, in research and development -- but his budgets project reducing domestic expenditures to levels lower as a percentage of GDP than the early 1960s.

    Robert L. Borosage: Making It in America

  • The president calls sensibly for investment in education and training, in 21st century infrastructure, in research and development - but his budgets project reducing domestic expenditures to levels lower as a percentage of GDP than the early 1960s.

    Making It In America

  • Most people who try to eat healthily and sensibly, that is, and aren't merely content to shove crisps into their face three times a day.

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • You both seem to be handling all this really calmly and sensibly, which is going to have such positive effects on Tadpole, in ways you will never know.

    moving out

  • By Jove, I'm uncommon glad to hear your voice again -- talking sensibly, that is.

    The Path to Honour

  • He will do the same by little children, by innocent young girls, by honourable, respectable, moral men and women, because they are not what is called sensibly converted, or else what is called orthodox.

    The Water of Life and Other Sermons

  • But the rest of us aren't better off when morality becomes a function of expediency, be that in the name of national security or of "sensibly" getting rid of the need for all those expensive ramps for the disabled by getting rid of the disabled themselves at birth.

    Frank Schaeffer: Do Atheists Borrow Religion's Morality?

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