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perceive
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Heart of Darkness
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perceive
Used in
Heart of Darkness
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  • You would have perceived directly then how completely she was out of it.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He struck a match, and I perceived that this young aristocrat had not only a silver-mounted dressing-case but also a whole candle all to himself.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But while we were still shaking hands, such a look of awful desolation came upon her face that I perceived she was one of those creatures that are not the playthings of Time.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It was the only thing of the kind; but as we opened the reach more, I perceived it was the head of a long sandbank, or rather of a chain of shallow patches stretching down the middle of the river.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I looked at them with a swift quickening of interest—not because it occurred to me I might be eaten by them before very long, though I own to you that just then I perceived—in a new light, as it were—how unwholesome the pilgrims looked, and I hoped, yes, I positively hoped, that my aspect was not so—what shall I say?—so—unappetizing: a touch of fantastic vanity which fitted well with the dream-sensation that pervaded all my days at that time.  (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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