What does the word sensation mean?

Usage examples for sensation

  1. Almost as he did so, another little sensation brought them all to their feet. – The Box with the Broken Seals by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  2. Starr had still a surprised sensation that the trail should lead to Elfigo. – Starr, of the Desert by B. M Bower
  3. All the same, I made a sensation at Inkston just at first. – The Secret of the Tower by Hope, Anthony