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    Is there any difference between "sense" and "sensibility" in the book title "sense and sensibility"?


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    Default Re: sense and sensibility

    If there were no difference, what would be the point of using them both in the title? Would you call a book "Bicycle and Bicycle"? Have you looked both words up in several dictionaries?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: sense and sensibility

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    Is there any difference between "sense" and "sensibility" in the book title "sense and sensibility"?


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    "Sense" here means rationality, or common sense or 'sensibleness'
    "Sensibility" means sensitivity, or 'sensitiveness'.
    This contrasts the two sisters: the first is rational, characterized by thinking; the second is sensitive, characterised by feeling.
    There has been a change in meanings since Jane Austen wrote this 200 years ago.

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