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perceive
used in
Persuasion
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perceive
Used in
Persuasion
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  • No, it was not to be supposed that Lady Russell would perceive him till they were nearly opposite.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • When he did perceive and acknowledge her, however, it was done with all his usual frankness and good humour.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • His value for rank and connexion she perceived was greater than hers.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But since he must be absent some time or other, I do not perceive how he can ever be secure while she holds her present influence.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Her distress returned, however, on perceiving smiles and intelligent glances pass between two or three of the lady visitors, as if they believed themselves quite in the secret.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • As Mr Shepherd perceived that this connexion of the Crofts did them no service with Sir Walter, he mentioned it no more; returning, with all his zeal, to dwell on the circumstances more indisputably in their favour; their age, and number, and fortune; the high idea they had formed of Kellynch Hall, and extreme solicitude for the advantage of renting it; making it appear as if they ranked nothing beyond the happiness of being the tenants of Sir Walter Elliot: an extraordinary taste,…  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Mrs Smith gave her a penetrating glance, and then, smiling, said— "I have been a little premature, I perceive; I beg your pardon.  (not reviewed by editor)

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