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Middle English sentement from Old French from Medieval Latin sentīmentum from Latin sentīre to feel sent- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From French sentiment, itself from Latin sentimentum.
In the still, dark world in which I lived there was no strong sentiment or tenderness.
One sentiment, fear for his life, possessed his whole being.
But the particularistic sentiment continued to grow.
During the Civil War it was held continuously by the Unionists, but local sentiment was bitterly divided.
But questions of sentiment, shop-feeling and trade customs invariably play an important part.
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