And sometimes, the biggest holdback to women is that same depth to which they feel.
On the other hand, we feel a little bit like we're sort of blacksmiths in the Internet era.
“You have to do what you feel is right,” he said of the recent unpleasantness.
Revealing herself as both Miriam Weeks and alter ego Belle Knox made her feel vulnerable.
I feel like there is no pressure because it is what it is now.
She would have recovered her first surprise, and might feel easier with him.
He never ceased to feel cheated when he was obliged to ride in New York.
Well, I don't like to feel that my salary's going on with me not earning it.
I'll feel safe enough about my money as long as you keep your health.
He does not feel like saying "Viva" to or of the girl who has so misjudged his boy.
Old English felan "to touch, perceive," from Proto-Germanic *foljan (cf. Old Saxon gifolian, Old Frisian fela, Dutch voelen, Old High German vuolen, German fühlen "to feel," Old Norse falma "to grope"), from PIE root *pal- "to touch, feel, shake, strike softly" (cf. Greek psallein "to pluck (the harp)," Latin palpare "to touch softly, stroke," palpitare "to move quickly"), perhaps ultimately imitative.
The sense in Old English was "to perceive through senses which are not referred to any special organ." Sense of "be conscious of a sensation or emotion" developed by late 13c.; that of "to have sympathy or compassion" is from c.1600. To feel like "want to" attested from 1829.
early 13c., "sensation, understanding," from feel (v.). Meaning "action of feeling" is from mid-15c. "Sensation produced by something" is from 1739. Noun sense of "sexual grope" is from 1932; from verbal phrase to feel (someone) up (1930).
v. felt (fělt), feel·ing, feels
To perceive through the sense of touch.
To perceive as a physical sensation, as of pain.
To be conscious of a particular physical, mental, or emotional state.
To touch, caress, or handle the buttocks, breasts, legs, crotch, etc; cop a feel (1930+)