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  • noun Plural form of sentiment.


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  • There again are the sentiments I have expressed in regard to the Declaration of Independence upon a former occasion, —sentiments which have been put in print and read wherever anybody cared to know what so humble an individual as myself chose to say in regard to it.

    Last Joint Debate, at Alton. Mr. Lincoln's Reply 1897

  • Those sentiments of love, which fathers and mothers have for their children -- those feelings of affection, which children, with good inclinations, bear towards their parents, are by no means _innate sentiments_; they are nothing more, than the effect of experience, of reflection, of habit, in souls of sensibility.

    The System of Nature, Volume 1 Paul Henri Thiry Holbach 1756

  • The sentiments he has expressed in a note termed cynical, as well as the misanthropical expressions to be found in his first poems, _are not at all his natural sentiments_. "

    Lord Byron jugé par les témoins de sa vie. English Teresa Guiccioli 1836

  • -- Rather, as the parallelism requires, "a man of integrity in sentiments is with thee" (is he with whom thou hast to do).

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible 1871

  • And of course, you cannot directly copy/paste McCain/Palin "sentiments", as they are likely to draw the attention of the moderator to your commentary.

    It’s the Turnout, Stupid. - Swampland - 2008

  • What never fails to impress me about the constant expression of such sentiments from the people close to or at the levers of power is the seemingly casual acceptance of killing a bunch of innocent people.

    A Casual Acceptance of Murder | Heretical Ideas Magazine 2009

  • How someone could suggest that the Republicans might harbor major racist sentiments is a shock to me!

    Georgia congressman: Wilson's outburst 'carefully calculated' 2009

  • As always Jules -- beautiful sentiments from a beautiful woman!

    rencontre - French Word-A-Day 2009

  • Readers may judge for themselves whether it is Shakespearean in sentiments or literary merit.

    Shakespeare Controversies 2010

  • Matthew Gilson Joseph Epstein Perhaps with this last reference he is playing off a quote from Saint-Simon: "Mme de Saint Simon, all goodness, tried in vain to check our most outrageous utterances, but the brakes were off and there ensued the most fearful struggle between the expression of sentiments that, humanly speaking, were quite natural, and the sensations that they were not altogether Christian."

    Boulevardier's Delight Henry Allen 2011


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