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perceive
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perceive
Used in
The Great Gatsby
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  • But above the gray land and the spasms of bleak dust which drift endlessly over it, you perceive, after a moment, the eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Blinded by the glare of the headlights and confused by the incessant groaning of the horns, the apparition stood swaying for a moment before he perceived the man in the duster.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Over the ashheaps the giant eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg kept their vigil, but I perceived, after a moment, that other eyes were regarding us with peculiar intensity from less than twenty feet away.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: perceive the system as unfair
as in: though blind, can perceive light
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