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.
As usual he addressed the dog as though he were a sentient being.
The sum of life experiences consists solely in the adjustments required to enable the sentient organism—man or beast—to live.
It came to me just now like a sentient thing—like something human.
It is seen, not only as real, not only as informed with reason, but as sentient.
Of all sentient creatures in that deluge he was suffering most.
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.