sense vs since :

sense or since

“Sense” is a verb meaning “feel” (“I sense you near me”) or a nounmeaning “intelligence” (“have some common sense!”). Don’t use itwhen you need the adverb “since” (“since you went away,” “since you’reup anyway, would you please let the cat out?”).

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Definitions

  • n  a general conscious awareness
    a sense of security
    a sense of happiness
    a sense of danger
    a sense of self
  • n  the meaning of a word or expression; the way in which a word or expression or situation can be interpreted
    the dictionary gave several senses for the word
    in the best sense charity is really a duty
  • n  the faculty through which the external world is apprehended
    in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing
  • n  sound practical judgment
    Common sense is not so common
    he hasn't got the sense God gave little green apples
    fortunately she had the good sense to run away
  • n  a natural appreciation or ability
    a keen musical sense
    a good sense of timing
  • v  perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles
  • v  detect some circumstance or entity automatically
    This robot can sense the presence of people in the room
    particle detectors sense ionization
  • v  become aware of not through the senses but instinctively
    I sense his hostility
  • v  comprehend
    I sensed the real meaning of his letter
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