Definitions for sentientˈsɛn ʃənt
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endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness
"the living knew themselves just sentient puppets on God's stage"- T.E.Lawrence
"sentient of the intolerable load"; "a boy so sentient of his surroundings"- W.A.White
Lifeform with the capability to feel sensation, such as pain.
Conscious or aware.
Experiencing sensation or feeling.
(Primarily in Science Fiction) Possessing human-like intelligence.
Origin: From sentiens, present active participle of sentio.
having a faculty, or faculties, of sensation and perception. Specif. (Physiol.), especially sensitive; as, the sentient extremities of nerves, which terminate in the various organs or tissues
one who has the faculty of perception; a sentient being
Origin: [L. sentiens, -entis, p. pr. of sentire to discern or perceive by the senses. See Sense.]
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The true miracle lies in our eagerness to allow, appreciate, and honor the uniqueness, and freedom of each sentient being to sing the song of their heart.
The primary dues a writer or any artist pays is to remain sentient, and to forfeit the illusionary luxury of such anesthetics as avoidance, numbness, and denials.
Reducing a beautiful, sentient whale to an ingredient on the side of a beer bottle is about as immoral and outrageous as it is possible to get, the brewery may claim that this is just a novelty product with a short shelf life, but what price the life of an endangered whale which might have lived to be 90 years?
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