Moreover, taking the life of a sentient being is repugnant, a sin that prevents many devout Buddhists from slaughtering animals.
What is the quality of the sentient light they encounter, that “shines not burns”?
Add Jews and Muslims to the mix, and a monotheistic belief in a sentient higher power is practically universal in the U.S.
From reflex acts of the nervous system animals rise to sentient and volitional ones.
The big fellow could stand what he must with set jaws when he was sentient.
The sum of life experiences consists solely in the adjustments required to enable the sentient organism—man or beast—to live.
Except as an idea in some sentient mind, it could not be said to exist at all.
It is seen, not only as real, not only as informed with reason, but as sentient.
He was not probably a sentient being, certainly not a conversational one.
On every hand were sentient thinking beings who played their part and did their work in the world from which they drew their life.
sentient sen·tient (sěn'shənt, -shē-ənt)
Having sense perception; conscious.
Experiencing sensation or feeling.