To feel after
Feel Feel, v. i. 1. To have perception by the touch, or by contact of anything with the nerves of sensation, especially those upon the surface of the body. [1913 Webster]

2. To have the sensibilities moved or affected. [1913 Webster]

[She] feels with the dignity of a Roman matron. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

And mine as man, who feel for all mankind. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

3. To be conscious of an inward impression, state of mind, persuasion, physical condition, etc.; to perceive one's self to be; -- followed by an adjective describing the state, etc.; as, to feel assured, grieved, persuaded. [1913 Webster]

I then did feel full sick. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. To know with feeling; to be conscious; hence, to know certainly or without misgiving. [1913 Webster]

Garlands . . . which I feel I am not worthy yet to wear. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. To appear to the touch; to give a perception; to produce an impression by the nerves of sensation; -- followed by an adjective describing the kind of sensation. [1913 Webster]

Blind men say black feels rough, and white feels smooth. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

{To feel after}, to search for; to seek to find; to seek as a person groping in the dark. ``If haply they might feel after him, and find him.'' --Acts xvii. 27.

{To feel of}, to examine by touching. [1913 Webster]


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