Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To deprive of sense or consciousness; render unconscious.
  • noun Lack of sense; folly.

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  • noun Lack or absence of sense; senselessness; nonsense.

Etymologies

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From un- (“absence of, lack of”) +‎ sense.

Examples

  • To unsense desire or sublimate rage is to drive the affect from awareness, render it imperceptible and thus uncontrolled, no longer an affect at all but rather the sort of unarticulated and inarticulable compulsion that drives Chimp A to reach for the bowl with more.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • To unsense desire or sublimate rage is to drive the affect from awareness, render it imperceptible and thus uncontrolled, no longer an affect at all but rather the sort of unarticulated and inarticulable compulsion that drives Chimp A to reach for the bowl with more.

    The Art of Life

  • Shelton, who has a civil word for nobody, and a hard blow for anybody — hard! one blow, given with the proper play of his athletic arm, will unsense a giant.

    Lavengro

  • One blow given with the proper play of his athletic arm will unsense a giant.

    Through the Magic Door

  • I've fared in my time; fisherman I've been since I seed the unsense of sea-dangerin '.

    Traffics and Discoveries

  • One blow given with the proper play of his athletic arm will unsense

    Through the Magic Door

  • Crosses him, what a contrast! grim, savage Shelton, who has a civil word for nobody, and a hard blow for anybody -- hard! one blow, given with the proper play of his athletic arm, will unsense a giant.

    George Borrow and His Circle Wherein May Be Found Many Hitherto Unpublished Letters Of Borrow And His Friends

  • Shelton, who has a civil word for nobody, and a hard blow for anybody -- hard! one blow, given with the proper play of his athletic arm, will unsense a giant.

    Lavengro The Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest

  • Shelton, who has a civil word for nobody, and a hard blow for anybody -- hard! one blow, given with the proper play of his athletic arm, will unsense a giant.

    Lavengro the Scholar - the Gypsy - the Priest

  • Shelton, who has a civil word for nobody, and a hard blow for anybody -- hard! one blow, given with the proper play of his athletic arm, will unsense a giant.

    The Pocket George Borrow

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