01. She's so [sensitive] that she always cries at a sad movie.
02. I'm very [sensitive] to the cold, so I think I'd better put on a sweater.
03. He should have been a little more [sensitive] to his girlfriend's feelings.
04. Researchers have recently suggested that children may become [desensitized] to violence around them as a result of watching violent movies.
05. High school counselors need to demonstrate a great deal of [sensitivity] in their work in order to gain the trust and respect of the adolescents they work with.
06. The book is an excellent educational tool which deals very [sensitively] with the topic of child abuse.
07. I can't really talk about this because of the [sensitivity] of the issue.
08. Any [sensitive] documents are to be shredded at the end of the day.
09. Your eyes will be a little [sensitive] to light for a while after getting the drops in them.
10. Young people are often very [sensitive] about their appearance.
11. A good teacher is [sensitive] to her students' needs.
12. Babies have [sensitive] skin.
13. Martial arts actor Jean-Claude Van Damme once said, "I love karate, it's like a bible to me. But deep inside, I'm so [sensitive]."
14. Eda LeShan once said that the more alert and [sensitive] we are to our own needs, the more loving and generous we can be toward others.
15. A snake has no ears; however, its tongue is extremely [sensitive] to sound vibrations.
16. Robert Penn Warren once said that poets are terribly [sensitive] people, and one of the things they are most [sensitive] about is cash.
17. The economy of Iceland is very [sensitive] to declining fish stocks.
18. Narcotic drugs are known to depress the nervous system activity, in addition to reducing [sensitivity] to pain, and feelings of anxiety.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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