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Othello, the Moor of Venice
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  • —Come hither, gentle mistress: Do you perceive in all this noble company Where most you owe obedience?
  • Farewell, farewell: If more thou dost perceive, let me know more; Set on thy wife to observe: leave me, Iago.

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  • My noble father, I do perceive here a divided duty: To you I am bound for life and education; My life and education both do learn me How to respect you; you are the lord of duty,— I am hitherto your daughter: but here’s my husband; And so much duty as my mother show’d To you, preferring you before her father, So much I challenge that I may profess Due to the Moor, my lord.
  • Did you perceive how he laughed at his vice?
  • — Do you perceive the gastness of her eye?
  • ] My lord, I would I might entreat your honour To scan this thing no further; leave it to time: Though it be fit that Cassio have his place,— For sure he fills it up with great ability,— Yet, if you please to hold him off awhile, You shall by that perceive him and his means: Note if your lady strain his entertainment With any strong or vehement importunity; Much will be seen in that.

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as in: perceive the system as unfair Define
to view in a certain way so as to form a belief or opinion
as in: though blind, can perceive light Define
to become aware of -- especially by using the senses (to see, hear, smell, feel, or taste)
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