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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • But all this wants looking into, I perceive.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Nobody seemed to have perceived his entry, but there he certainly was.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Joseph perceived it, and with hectic cheeks of indignation instantly ceased singing.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He then stamped with each foot severely, and on looking down his boots were perceived to be clogged with snow.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "All in good time; it will soon be done, I perceive," said her cool friend.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The officiating curate, who had not yet doffed his surplice, perceived the new-comer, and followed him to the communion-space.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The light from the pane was now perceived to be shining not upon the ivied wall as usual, but upon some object close to the glass.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • And then poor Bathsheba instantly perceived her slip in making this admission: in hastily trying to retrieve it, she went from bad to worse.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The keen instincts of Bathsheba had perceived that the farmer's staunch devotion to herself was still undiminished, and she sympathized deeply.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Bathsheba did not at once perceive that the grand tomb and the disturbed grave were Fanny's, and she looked on both sides and around for some humbler mound, earthed up and clodded in the usual way.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She perceived that in her lap, and clinging to her hair, were red and yellow leaves which had come down from the tree and settled silently upon her during her partial sleep.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Occupied thus, with eyes stretched afar, Oak gradually perceived that what he had previously taken to be a star low down behind the outskirts of the plantation was in reality no such thing.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • By this time Cainy was nearing the group of harvesters, and was perceived to be carrying a large slice of bread and ham in one hand, from which he took mouthfuls as he ran, the other being wrapped in a bandage.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • From the walls an overhanging thatched roof sloped up to a point in the centre, upon which rose a small wooden lantern, fitted with louvre-boards on all the four sides, and from these openings a mist was dimly perceived to be escaping into the night air.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She was not a woman who could hope on without good materials for the process, differing thus from the less far-sighted and energetic, though more petted ones of the sex, with whom hope goes on as a sort of clockwork which the merest food and shelter are sufficient to wind up; and perceiving clearly that her mistake had been a fatal one, she accepted her position, and waited coldly for the end.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Perceiving that she hesitated, he added, "I myself shall not stay to see it: I've seen it before.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Gabriel soon perceived a languor in the movements of his mistress up and down, and he said to her, gently as a mother— "I think you had better go indoors now, you are tired.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She may have perceived the direction of his face, for she said coaxingly,— "You won't say anything in the parish about having seen me here, will you—at least, not for a day or two?  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: though blind, can perceive light
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