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perceive
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Hard Times
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perceive
Used in
Hard Times
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  • The whole company perceived the force of the change, and drew a long breath together, that plainly said, 'she will go!'  (not reviewed by editor)

  • With all possible respect both for Mr. Gradgrind and for Mr. Bounderby, I think I perceive that he has not been fortunate in his training.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I think your good sense will perceive,' Mr. Gradgrind remonstrated in all humility, 'that whatever the merits of such a system may be, it would be difficult of general application to girls.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Mr. Bounderby, having got it into his explosive composition that Mrs. Sparsit was a highly superior woman to perceive that he had that general cross upon him in his deserts (for he had not yet settled what it was), and further that Louisa would have objected to her as a frequent visitor if it had comported with his greatness that she should object to anything he chose to do, resolved not to lose sight of Mrs. Sparsit easily.  (not reviewed by editor)

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