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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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  • I perceive that all is as it should be.
  • To take the first example to hand, I very clearly perceive that in your bedroom the window is upon the right-hand side, and yet I question whether Mr. Lestrade would have noted even so self-evident a thing as that.

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  • I perceive also that whoever addressed the envelope had to go and inquire as to the address.
  • No, sir, I think that, with your permission, I will confine my attentions to the excellent bird which I perceive upon the sideboard.
  • At the second glance, however, I perceived that there was a man standing in the Southampton Road, a small bearded man in a grey suit, who seemed to be looking in my direction.

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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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