Definition of sentience:
champion, gumption, good sense, sense experience, cognisance, adept, maven, sentiency, sense impression, mother wit, star, sense, genius, mavin, common sense, horse sense, wiz, sense datum, whizz, esthesis, virtuoso, ace, signified, whiz, awareness, sensory faculty, sensation, aesthesis, superstar, wizard, hotshot, knowingness.
- "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
Kirkwood underwent a prolonged interval of semi- sentience, his mind dominated and oppressed by a deathly fear of drowning and a deadening sense of suffocation, with attendant tortures as of being broken on the wheel- limb rending from limb; of compression of his ribs that threatened momentarily to crush in his chest; of a world a- welter with dim swirling green half- lights alternating with flashes of blinding white; of thunderings in his ears like salvoes from a thousand cannon....- "The Black Bag", Louis Joseph Vance.
- "Masterman and Son", W. J. Dawson.