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Definitionto 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)
There are no more uses of "discern" in David Copperfield.
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