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perceive
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Persuasion
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  • When he did perceive and acknowledge her, however, it was done with all his usual frankness and good humour.
  • His value for rank and connexion she perceived was greater than hers.

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  • No, it was not to be supposed that Lady Russell would perceive him till they were nearly opposite.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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,
  • Mrs Smith gave her a penetrating glance, and then, smiling, said— "I have been a little premature, I perceive; I beg your pardon.

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as in: perceive the system as unfair Define
to view in a certain way so as to form a belief or opinion
as in: though blind, can perceive light Define
to become aware of -- especially by using the senses (to see, hear, smell, feel, or taste)
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