Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    172
    Post Thanks / Like

    Smile two sense of the world 'sense'?

    Winning an award would give me a great sense of achievement.

    Humans are more than just intelligent. Our sense of justice, out need for aesthetic pleasure, our imaginative flights and our penetrating self-awareness, all combine to create an indefinable spirit which i believe is the soul.


    -----
    My understanding is that in the first sentence the speaker is saying that he has a feeling that he has achieved something, whereas in the second one by
    'sense of justice' the speaker is meaning 'the ability to tell what is fair from what is unfair'.

    I doubt my understanding, though. Would you please help me? Thank you!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    23
    Post Thanks / Like

    Red face Re: two sense of the world 'sense'?

    1. sense-feeling.
    a sense of awareness, a sense of being,
    a sense, a feeling,

    2. sense-reason
    To make sense, to reason with someone,
    He has a lot of sense. Intelligence. Common sense.

    3. sense-meaning
    I can't make sense of this book. interpretation,
    purpose, You are not making sense.

    I hope this helps,

Similar Threads

  1. 'in the sense that'
    By peteryoung in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 25-Jun-2005, 05:07
  2. in which sense?
    By ripley in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-Feb-2005, 01:02
  3. a shoulder-padded world
    By beeja in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 28-Jul-2004, 14:29
  4. world
    By bread in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 25-Apr-2004, 17:39

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Hotchalk