Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

sense of something

sense of sth
1) a feeling of sth, an emotional response to sth
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    • a sense of belonging/excitement/entitlement
  • Analysis
    Our senses refer to touch, taste, sight, hearing and taste. When we refer to a 'sense' of something, it usually refers to something we perceive or feel. This could be negative, as in the "sense of someone watching you", or a positive feeling like "a sense of belonging" or a "sense of pride in your work". Sense collocates with a number of words - sense of place, belonging, entitlement, excitement, etc. You will often hear people in professional and social situations referring to 'a sense of' something.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. When I started the job, it took sometime before I felt a real sense of belonging.
    2. My colleagues always asked for my opinion and listened to my suggestions, which gave me a real sense of belonging.
    3. I think rich people have a terrible sense of entitlement. They think they can have anything they want.
    4. The contract was due to be closed, so there was a great sense of excitement in the office.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. I love visiting the gallery, I get a real sense of peace when I enter the building.
    2. It took a long time before I had a sense of belonging when I moved to a new country.
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