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sentient (SEN-shent) adjective

1. Capable of perception by sense; conscious.

2. Sensitive in perception.

noun

Someone or something that has sensation.

[From Latin sentient, present participle of sentire, to feel.]

"It doesn't matter what the other's attitude is, whether negative or positive. What matters is that it is a human being, a sentient being that has the experience of pain and pleasure." Dalai Lama, Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech, Dec 10, 1989.

This week's theme: words from speeches.

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Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves. -Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the US (1809-1865)

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