One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘How has personal insentience changed in our society during the past two centuries?’
- ‘We may be battered practically into insentience, and we may simultaneously be hurting beyond what anyone could imagine.’
- ‘He began to wonder if his gift might have been a curse: the ancient mariner has ‘strange power of speech’, but yearns to be relieved of it, restored to insentience and silence.’
- ‘A short period of insentience or unawareness as a prelude to death - usually lasting for no more than a few days - does not violate intrinsic human dignity.’
- ‘It may lack some of the epistolary poetry of, say, Paul's first letter to the Corinthians, and the style is plain almost to the point of insentience.’
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