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  • I discovered nothing all that day; but upon the next, about three in the afternoon, when I had by my computation made twenty-four leagues from Blefuscu, I descried a sail steering to the southeast; my course was due east.
  • Having thus prepared all things as well as I was able, I set sail on the twenty-fourth day of September 1701, at six in the morning; and when I had gone about four-leagues to the northward, the wind being at south-east, at six in the evening I descried a small island, about half a league to the north-west.

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  • She tries to descry purpose in the disasters of a purposeless world.
  • I never saw him afterwards, but I sometimes imagine that I descry a faint reflection of him in John Browdie.
    Dickens, Charles  --  The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

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