Posted by agt3 on April 14, 1998 at 18:29:54:
In response to usage of the word "sensible", written by Bonny on April 14, 1998 at 04:58:20
Jane's use of "sensible" is the subject of some discussion in the literature, but her using "sensible" in the absolute appears to mean what you think it means i. e. possessing good sense. HOWEVER, her using it as an adverb, "sensibly," appears to sometimes have the other meaning of sensitive, aware, etc. I urge you to consult the Oxford English Dictionary although it's perhaps a bit of overkill in this particular matter.
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