sense_of_direction has definitions from the field of psychology
[ noun ] (psychology) an awareness of your orientation in space

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(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)

As the historic processes of modernization gradually gain momentum , their cohesion will be threatened by divisive forces , the gaps between rulers and subjects , town and country , will widen ; new aspirants for power will emerge whose ambitions far exceed their competence ; old rulers may lose their nerve and their sense_of_direction .

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