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perceptible
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Middlemarch
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  • Mr. Casaubon winced perceptibly, but bowed.
  • There was a perceptible pause before Mr. Casaubon replied, not quickly as before, but with a still more biting emphasis.
  • Even the points it clings to—the things whence its subtle interlacings are swung—are scarcely perceptible: momentary touches of fingertips, meetings of rays from blue and dark orbs, unfinished phrases, lightest changes of cheek and lip, faintest tremors.
  • Mr. Farebrother seemed to wait for a recognition of the fact; and the emotion perceptible in the tones of his fine voice gave solemnity to his words.
  • When Lydgate came in, she was almost shocked at the change in his face, which was strikingly perceptible to her who had not seen him for two months.
  • And then, if you and Fred get married," here Caleb’s voice shook just perceptibly, "he’ll be steady and saving; and you’ve got your mother’s cleverness, and mine too, in a woman’s sort of way; and you’ll keep him in order.
  • …afterwards entered into what he called city business and gained a fortune before he was three-and-thirty, that he had married a widow who was much older than himself—a Dissenter, and in other ways probably of that disadvantageous quality usually perceptible in a first wife if inquired into with the dispassionate judgment of a second—was almost as much as she had cared to learn beyond the glimpses which Mr. Bulstrode’s narrative occasionally gave of his early bent towards religion, his…
  • ) Dorothea’s heart seemed to turn over as if it had had a blow, but she was not perceptibly checked: in truth, the sense that Will was there was for the moment all-satisfying to her, like the sight of something precious that one has lost.

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  • The car makes a barely perceptible clicking sound at high speeds.
  • a perceptible limp

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