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Origin: Cf. F. Sensibilite, LL. Sensibilitas.

1. (Science: physiology) The quality or state of being sensible, or capable of sensation; capacity to feel or perceive.

2. The capacity of emotion or feeling, as distinguished from the intellect and the will; peculiar susceptibility of impression, pleasurable or painful; delicacy of feeling; quick emotion or sympathy; as, sensibility to pleasure or pain; sensibility to shame or praise; exquisite sensibility; often used in the plural. Sensibilities so fine! The true lawgiver ought to have a heart full of sensibility. (Burke) His sensibilities seem rather to have been those of patriotism than of wounded pride. (Marshall)

3. Experience of sensation; actual feeling. This adds greatly to my sensibility. (Burke)

4. That quality of an instrument which makes it indicate very slight changes of condition; delicacy; as, the sensibility of a balance, or of a thermometer.

Synonym: taste, susceptibility, feeling. See Taste.

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Re: Blind faith

... will stop looking at my finger, and move your gaze to where I was pointing you might miss my point a little less massively. I do not argue that sensibility to faith is not subject to variation, or that it is not heritable, or anything like that. My point, since it needs to be made clearer is ...

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by canalon
Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:58 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Blind faith
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... structure and resistance are completely different. In fact, exercises on animals are misleading. The surgeon who works a lot on animals loses the sensibility necessary for operating on humans." - Prof. Bruno Fedi, M.D., 1986, Director of the City Hospital of Terni, Italy, anatomist, pathologist, ...

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... chairman of the chemistry department at the University of Kentucky, who was not involved in the study. "What's needed is a total study of the sensibility of the vaccine program. Why would you want to vaccinate a baby on the first day of its life?" The report is one of the first to look beyond ...

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by segarama
Fri Nov 04, 2005 6:59 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
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Bacteriophage Question

... species (or subspecies as in Salmonella enterica Typhimurium DT 104, DT stands for "Definitive Type" and is defined as a pattern of resistance and sensibility to some phages...). In fact some people even suggest that phage therapy could be a good way to cure bacterial infections, but there are ...

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by canalon
Wed Sep 07, 2005 1:16 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
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