This, however, did not always make up for my often feeling out of place, unhip, and unnoticed at the magazine where I worked.
Victims report regularly eating large quantities of food while feeling out of control.
Not nervous about the food, but I was a little nervous about feeling out the neighborhood.
Dearly as I love Florimond, he could not put this feeling out of me.
Nor could she quite keep the sharp edge of feeling out of her tone.
The Shawnees were yelling like demons and approaching to close range very cautiously, feeling out each rod of the ground.
Well, you just get that feeling out of your bones right away!
After I left you I could not get this feeling out of my head.
He was feeling out the pattern that lay all ready-made on the big and little keys.
Miss Euclid's disengaged hand was feeling out behind her again for some surface upon which to express its emotion and hers.
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+)