feel has definitions from the fields of sexuality,psychology,medicine
[ verb ] undergo an emotional sensation




"She felt resentful" "He felt regret"

Used in print

(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)

There is no occasion to feel uneasy or disturbed about these people .

There is nothing in the whole range of human experience more widely known and universally felt than spirit .

(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)

She may not have been exact on this number , but others here feel quite certain that the percentage would be less_than ten .

(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)

But the famous orator felt more than vague recognition for the scene .

(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)

And she felt amply rewarded for her suffering when the evidence of Lee 's quack shenanigans , gathered by the tape_recorder under her friend 's clothing , proved adequate in court for convicting Franklin_D._Lee .

[ verb ] come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds




: "I feel that he doesn't like me" "I find him to be obnoxious" "I found the movie rather entertaining"

Used in print

(The Christian Science Monitor,...)

This is another of the modifications of policy on Laos that the Kennedy administration has felt compelled to make .

He was critical of_what he feels is President_Kennedy 's tendency to be too conciliatory .

It does not take a Gallup poll to find_out that most Republicans in Congress feel this understates the situation as Republicans see it .

If the administration ever had any ideas that it could find an acceptable alternative to Prince_Souvanna_Phouma , whom it felt was too trusting of Communists , it gradually had to relinquish them .

(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans],...)

The builtin headache of the Barnett regime thus_far has been the steady stream of job-seekers and_others who feel they were given commitments by Barnett at some stage of his eight-year quest for the governor 's office .

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reason conclude rule

[ verb ] perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles




"He felt the wind" "She felt an object brushing her arm" "He felt his flesh crawl" "She felt the heat when she got out of the car"

Used in print

(Philip Reaves, "Who Rules the Marriage Bed?"...)

Sometimes a burst of aggressiveness will sweep_over a man - or his wife - because he or she feels age creeping_up .

(Helen Hooven Santmyer, "There Were Fences"...)

From maturity one looks_back at the succession of years , counts them and makes them many , yet cannot feel length in the number , however large .

(John F. Hayward, "Mimesis and Symbol in the Arts"...)

We feel the quality of these powers initially as in some degree wholesome or threatening .

Whitehead contends that the human way of understanding existence as a unity of interlocking and interdependent processes which constitute each_other and which cause each_other to be and not to be is possible only because the basic form of such an understanding , for all its vagueness and tendency to mistake the detail , is initially given in the way man feels the world .

(Charles Wharton Stork, "Verner von Heidenstam"...)

In a bold , sometimes careless , form there is nothing academic ; all is seen and felt and experienced , the observation is sharp and the imagination lively .

[ verb ] seem with respect to the sensation given; of physical states, indicating as health, etc.


: "My cold is gone--I feel fine today" "She felt tired after the long hike"

Used in print

(Dell Shannon, The Ace of Spades....)

Mr._Skyros was not a man who thought very_much about moral_principles ; he found money much more interesting ; but all_the_same he thought now , uneasily , of the way in which Angelo earned his living - and paid for his own stuff - and eyed the soft smile , and the spaniel like dark eyes , and he felt a_little ill .

She 'd say she did n't feel good on Sunday , could n't go_to church - there 'd be a little argument , but she could be stubborn - and when the old_woman had gone , quick pack the things she 'd need to take , all but the dress she 'd wear Monday , and take the bag down to that place in the station where you could put things in a locker overnight , for a dime .

(Mignon G. Eberhart, The Cup, the Blade...)

She felt cold and hot , sticky and chilly at_the_same_time .

(Harry Olesker, Impact....)

And now she was feeling sick , both from concern about Stanley and hunger .

(Dolores Hitchens, Footsteps in the Night....)

He felt light-headed and sick .

[ verb ] have a feeling or perception about oneself in reaction to someone's behavior or attitude


"She felt small and insignificant" "You make me feel naked" "I made the students feel different about themselves"

Used in print

(Clayton C. Barbeau, The Ikon....)

Although the armored vest fitted the upper part of his body snugly , he felt no security .

Sensing the unseen presence of the other men in the patrol , he felt mutely united to these nine near strangers sharing this pinpoint of being with him .

In France he had puzzled the meaning of the great stone monuments men had thrown up to the sky , and always as he wandered , he felt a stranger to their exultation .

(Francis Pollini, Night....)

See , he 's already snapping it up , the dumb jerk * * h Coughlin grinned , feeling supremely on_top_of things * * h He watched the snow once_again .

(Howard Fast, April Morning....)

The last thing in_the_world that resembled a war was our line of farmers and storekeepers and mechanics perched on top of a stone_wall , and this dashing rider made us feel a good_deal sharper and more alert to the situation .

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think feelings

[ verb ] undergo passive experience of:"We felt the effects of inflation"


"her fingers felt their way through the string quartet" "she felt his contempt of her"

Used in print

(John R. Sargent, "Where To Aim Your Planning for Bigger...)

If private brand competition has n't been felt in your product field as_yet , have you thought how you will cope with it if and when it does appear ?

(L. Don Leet and Florence J. Leet, editors, The World of...)

One of the most damaging tsunami on record followed the famous Lisbon earthquake of November 1 , 1755 ; its waves persisted for a week and were felt as far_away as the English coast .

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experience spirit

[ verb ] be felt or perceived in a certain way


"The ground feels shaky" "The sheets feel soft"

Used in print

(John Hazard Wildman, "Take It Off," The Arizona...)

They wanted to see what his back felt like - the General 's .

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look crawl

[ verb ] grope or feel in search of something


"He felt for his wallet"

Used in print

(Arthur Miller, "The Prophecy," in The Best...)

When he was bent over behind the wheel of the station_wagon , feeling in his trouser_cuffs for the ignition_key which he had dropped a moment before , she came_out of the house with an enormous Rumanian shawl over her head , which she had bought in that country during one of their trips abroad , and handed him a clean handkerchief through the window .

(Marvin Schiller, "The Sheep's in the Meadow,"...)

I felt for my wallet .

[ noun ] (psychology) an intuitive awareness


"he has a feel for animals" or "it's easy when you get the feel of it"

Used in print

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

`` Once you get the feel of it , there 's not much to it .

I 've tried to teach some of the other boys to kick and some of them can't seem to get the feel .

(Richard I. McCosh, "Recreation Site Selection"...)

This gives you a better opportunity to get the feel of the climate conditions , the exposure to the sun and wind , the water interests , etcetera , which vary greatly with the seasons .

(Edward Austin Walton, "On Education for the Interior...)

It is possible , of_course , to work_on extant or projected buildings where either architect or owner will explain their necessities so_that the student may get `` the feel '' of real interior_design demands .

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awareness find

[ verb ] examine by touch




"Feel this soft cloth!" "The customer fingered the sweater"

Used in print

(William Maxwell, The Chateau....)

He felt them .

He reached_out and felt the bath_towel hanging_on the towel_rack over the tub .

[ verb ] (medicine) examine by palpation for medical purposes; as of body parts




"The nurse palpated the patient's stomach" "The runner felt her pulse"

Used in print

(Glayds H. Barr, The Master of Geneva....)

When he felt the side of his head , his fingers came_away covered with blood .

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touch medicine

[ verb ] find by testing or cautious exploration


"He felt his way around the dark room"

Used in print

(Amber Dean, Encounter with Evil....)

Keeping her frightened gaze on the men at the counter , she began to feel her way to the door .

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find barbel

[ noun ] the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people


"the feel of the city excited him" "a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting" "it had the smell of treason"

Used in print

(Morley Callaghan, A Passion in Rome....)

That day they loafed around , just getting the feel of the city .

[ noun ] a property perceived by touch



Used in print

(William S. Haymond, "Is Distance an Original...)

( 1 ) When an object was placed in the patient 's hand , he had no difficulty determining whether it was warm or cold , sharp or blunt , rough or smooth , flexible , soft , or hard ; and he could tell , simply by the feel of it , whether it was made of wood , iron , cloth , rubber , and_so_on .

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property texture touch palpate

[ verb ] pass one's hands over the sexual organs of (slang)


"He felt the girl in the movie theater"

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touch cant

[ verb ] produce a certain impression


"It feels nice to be home again"

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look spirit

[ noun ] (sexuality) manual-genital stimulation for sexual pleasure




"the girls hated it when he tried to sneak a feel"

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