Definitions

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  • adj. Lacking sentience.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ sentient

Examples

  • The isles were reseeded with unsentient fauna and supporting flora.

    Cadmian's Choice

  • Such arguments have the underlying assumption that, unlike other criminals, rapists are as unsentient as sharks or cancer, and thus all rape prevention methods should focus on keeping women away from rapists, instead of the more effective method of dealing with why men become rapists.

    New Rape Culture and Gender Thread

  • This is either a dissolution of the mutual involution of the atoms, or a similar dispersion of the unsentient elements.

    The Meditations

  • To us our house was not unsentient matter — it had a heart & a soul

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • Farther space, Mars, the asteroids, the outer-planet moons, folk of hers thinly scattered but in possession of spacecraft, nuclear generators, robots, unsentient but highly capable computers, instrumentalities potent for work or for harm.

    The Stars Are Also Fire

  • In the rush of warm feeling she turned her eyes on Ishmael, her love for him expanding because of the love she felt for the unsentient things about her.

    Secret Bread

  • He was here, alone in the unsentient, uncritical forest.

    The Hidden Places

  • Hamlet dreads “the undiscovered country”; but unsentient death is to him “a consummation devoutly to be wished.”

    The Man Shakespeare

  • His guardian angel was exhorting him to silence, but it preached, as usual, to unsentient ears.

    The Lonesome Trail and Other Stories

  • Evadna had taken refuge there; and he pressed her hard against the rough wall without in the least realizing that anything was behind him save unsentient stone.

    Good Indian

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