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sensible I worked because work was sensible and responsive. (from a book, Context: My brother had cancer, went to Europe to get treatment and refused to have any family members around. So I'm kind of upset, and dove into work) What does sensible mean here? I looked it up, but still can't get it now.
Jul 21, 2019 9:05 AM
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'Sensible' describes something that makes sense or is useful. Presumably, the person can't make sense of his/her brother's having cancer, so he/she turns to work for comfort because it's something he/she understands and can control.
July 21, 2019
See definition #2 http://learnersdictionary.com/definition/sensible
July 21, 2019
It doesn't make sense. You don't say work was sensible. A person is sensible, work can't be sensible. You could say it made sense to work.
July 21, 2019
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