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Definitionto notice or understand something — often something that is not obvious
- As it spoke, I discerned, obscurely, a child's face looking through the window.Chapter 3 (49% in)
- Mrs. Dean raised the candle, and I discerned a soft-featured face, exceedingly resembling the young lady at the Heights, but more pensive and amiable in expression.Chapter 8 (31% in)
- We discerned Linton watching at the same spot he had selected before.Chapter 27 (8% in)
- I knew no living thing in flesh and blood was by; but, as certainly as you perceive the approach to some substantial body in the dark, though it cannot be discerned, so certainly I felt that Cathy was there: not under me, but on the earth.Chapter 29 (69% in)
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