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Word: sensual

Definition: devoted to the pleasures of the sense; carnal; voluptuous; Ex. sensual woman/curves/lips


Sentences Containing 'sensual'

"happy up-tempo songs, the very funky tunes, the very sensual, sexy ballads."
"Ignorant" societies have, for whatever reason, failed to comprehend the purpose of human existence, and have supplanted the pursuit of happiness for another (inferior) goal, whether this be wealth, sensual gratification or power.
"It's a really sexy record, but not in a sensual way.
"It's sensual, mid-tempo, and it has a little bit of a jazzy vibe," Jam stated; suggesting other songs would go in another direction.
Anabela plays the role of Anita, the sensual and confident woman whose boyfriend is the leader of the Sharks, a gang composed by the first generation of Americans from Puerto Rico. Again, her part is performed in turns with Lúcia Moniz.
Buddhist teachings are usually disdainful towards sexuality and distrustful of sensual enjoyment and desire in general. Buddhist monks and nuns of most traditions are not only expected to refrain from all sexual activity but take vows of celibacy.
Clubwear is provocative, revealing, or fetish clothing that is worn to nightclubs featuring a sensual atmosphere with a very relaxed dress code.
Das was schooled in both major Kathak traditions, embodying each in his artistry: the graceful and sensual elements of the Lucknow school combined with the dynamic and powerful rhythms and movements of the Jaipur School.
Even though these are highly individual attributes there are some general notions of what makes woman sensual and graceful when dancing tango.
Finally, Bardot was chosen, because of the producer's insistence that the profits might be increased by displaying her famously sensual body.
From 2007 he has performed in the "sensual" side of Cirque du Soleil, "Zumanity".
He is best known for his novels which grapple with the sensual imagery of the human psyche.
He is designing two other collections of similar attire: one of lingerie, called "Passion Flower" crafted and created from fresh flowers that expresses the sensual fantasies of today’s woman, and one of hats, "Chapeau de Fleur".
His nudes were remarkable, with perfect curves, coiled with charm and set in a context in which their sensual fullness imposed itself with provocative grace.
In removing myself from some previously practised lengthy dialectical formalism, I am going to try to engage with synthesis and compression in order to increase the sensual impact of the music."
Is there any point in trying to explain the connection between Kierkegaard's physical appearance and his inner self, the purely materially visible and spiritually non-sensual and invisible?
It is generally agreed that Eastern France was the worst part of Europe from the point of view of sensual indulgence.
It is high time for thee, to understand that there is somewhat in thee, better and more divine than either thy passions, or thy sensual appetites and affections.
It is neither the quality nor the quantity, but the devotion to sensual savors; when that which is eaten is not a viand to sustain our animal, or inspire our spiritual life, but food for the worms that possess us.
It is reptile and sensual, and perhaps can not be wholly expelled; like the worms which, even in life and health, occupy our bodies.
It was her highly sensual, touchingly naive portrayal that gave this character a new, humane dimension, which was in fact the director's idea.
Jackson appears topless on the album's cover; visually representing the intimate and sensual content found within the album.
Jonathan Hey (born 1979) is an expert in connecting the abstract concepts of knowledge management with other levels of experiences like language and sensual interaction with the physical world, thus providing not only better understanding of these concepts but key elements of their more precise definition as well.
Many portrayals of women being seduced by divinities are shown in a sensual manner.
Mohiniyattam is a very sensual and graceful dance form that is performed both solo and in a group by women.
Nicolai Ouroussoff, architecture critic from the "New York Times", classified it as the "most attractive project the architect Rem Koolhaas has ever built" and saying it's "a building whose intellectual ardor is matched by its sensual beauty".
On 23 March 2008, "The New York Times" called "The Tudors" a "primitively sensual period drama ... critics could take or leave, but many viewers are eating up."
Publications declared the album "flirty, sensual, hot pop", in "traditional Janet style", adding "The slow grooves blend together and the seductive vocals express passion."
Richard Cromelin of "The LA Times" considered Jackson's advanced pursuit into sensual "pop porn" to be "an air of refreshing defiance", in comparison to "indulgent" and "gratuitous" attempts from other selected musicians.
Robert Christgau regarded the "synth-dance" productions to be enhanced by Jackson's "sensual background murmurs."
She wanted to create a sensual feeling you could hear and smell."
That which is most proper unto a man, is, first, to be kindly affected towards them that are of the same kind and nature as he is himself to contemn all sensual motions and appetites, to discern rightly all plausible fancies and imaginations, to contemplate the nature of the universe; both it, and things that are done in it.
The albums featured Chaino playing bongos, steel drums and other percussion instruments, combined with primal chants and "strains of grunting and howling" that Allan called "sensual primitive music" or "Americanized African" music.
The dance is characterized by sensual hip and body movements.
The female promise of sensual pleasure as hindrance to male zest for action imitates the themes from the Circe mythos and in the nymphs in Wagner's Venus Mountain.
The florid discourse was considered "quasi spiritual" and "deeply sensual." The second song, "Damita Jo", is composed of hip-hop and brittle funk.
The fourth track, "Strawberry Bounce", depicts Jackson method acting a sensual display as alter ego "Strawberry."
The meaning of the text in "Hymne" is vague to those not aware of Baudelaire's ongoing theme of paradox (as the meaning is quite apparent in his other works): the spirituality of what is sensual and the sensuality of what is sanctified.
The moody "Are You In?" had a video exclusive to Europe due to its sensual nature.
The more sensual side of this feeling is perhaps its lowest, while the feelings associated with the intelligence, the little sensitivenesses of perception that escape pure intellect, are possibly its noblest experiences.
The New York Times reported that the Victoria's Secret's financial success catalogues' influenced other catalogues who changed to present lingerie as "romantic and sensual but tasteful" "in which models are photographed in ladylike poses against elegant backgrounds."
The sensual direction originated from the aura Jackson had exuded to Austin while recording.
The sensual lyrics of "Melt!" compare an intense sexual interlude with a lover to dying.
They have an intense and sensual sense of unity.
This colossal work addresses the creation of a fantasic and sensual world where scenes are divided in various sexual myths which reinvent classical painting, a dome with more than 40 large female figures moving on an architecture full of vanishing perspective.
This luxury publication in a smaller format than the other previous albums, offers images that are as sensual as elegant and provocative.
We have some kind of up tempo dance house things, we have some funky down tempo things, a couple of real sensual ballads."
When June leaves, Nin becomes involved with Henry, and begins an uninhibited sexual and emotional affair with him, which prompts an intellectual and sensual awakening.
While moving through the ship, both River and Early seem to be acutely aware of and derive sensual pleasure from their environment, stroking the walls, conscious of the physicality of their surroundings.
Zilli also stated that the song contains references to sensual love, specifying that she didn't intend to write a sort of new "Material Girl".

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