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discern
used in David Copperfield

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Definition to notice or understand something — often something that is not obvious
  • This, and the resumption of my ring, as well as of the bear's grease in moderation, are the last marks I can discern, now, in my progress to seventeen.
    Chapters 16-18 (**% in)
  • But through all the confusion and lowness of spirits in which we had been, so unexpectedly to me, involved, I plainly discerned that Mr. and Mrs. Micawber and their family were going away from London, and that a parting between us was near at hand.
    Chapters 10-12 (85% in)

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