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Definitionshowing good judgment or good taste and/or the perception of things not easily perceived by most people
- Clerval, whose eyes and feelings were always quick in discerning the sensations of others, declined the subject, alleging, in excuse, his total ignorance; and the conversation took a more general turn.Chapter 6 (61% in)
- I believe it to be an intuitive discernment, a quick but never-failing power of judgment, a penetration into the causes of things, unequalled for clearness and precision; add to this a facility of expression and a voice whose varied intonations are soul-subduing music.Introductory Letters (90% in)
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