Concise Oxford Dictionary (1911 rev. 1929 corr. 1931)
Since the above is my reference, as a writer, does that mean I’m out of date? Using old words? Or, at least, old meanings? For instance, I’ve been wanting to use the word “sensible,” as in can be sensed, but I’m afraid of confusing people. Maybe I should just do the sensible thing and forget about it. But my Concise Oxford has “Perceptible by the senses” as its first definition of “sensible.” I guess I could go for it. But it’s a mistake to do anything that might cause your readers to stumble. That’s like Basic Writing Rules for Beginners, isn’t it?
What would you do?