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perceive
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The War of the Worlds
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perceive
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The War of the Worlds
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  • I perceived the folly of the faint hope I had cherished so long.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But later I perceived that we were no longer hemmed in, that now we might get away.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He perceived a hold on me—he threatened he would shout and bring the Martians upon us.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I ran, for I perceived that in a moment everyone upon this side of the hill would be moving.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • And then he perceived that, very slowly, the circular top of the cylinder was rotating on its body.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • One man I approached—he was, I perceived, a neighbour of mine, though I did not know his name—and accosted.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I perceived it coming towards me by the flashing bushes it touched, and was too astounded and stupefied to stir.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Then, nearer, I perceived a strange light, a pale, violet-purple fluorescent glow, quivering under the night breeze.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Moved by a sudden thought, I looked northward, and there I perceived a third of these cloudy black kopjes had risen.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Then I perceived this was a wrecked train, the fore part smashed and on fire, the hinder carriages still upon the rails.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I think they perceived that nothing was to be done for the present, and had gone away to breakfast at Henderson's house.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It was still daylight, and I perceived him across the room, lying against the triangular hole that looked out upon the Martians.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Slowly I began to realise the complete overthrow of his intelligence, to perceive that my sole companion in this close and sickly darkness was a man insane.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • As I drew nearer I perceived he was dressed in clothes as dusty and filthy as my own; he looked, indeed, as though he had been dragged through a culvert.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • For I already perceived clearly that the country about London must inevitably be the scene of a disastrous struggle before such creatures as these could be destroyed.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But then I perceived the resemblance of its grey-brown, shiny, leathery integument to that of the other sprawling bodies beyond, and the true nature of this dexterous workman dawned upon me.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It required a certain amount of scientific education to perceive that the grey scale of the Thing was no common oxide, that the yellowish-white metal that gleamed in the crack between the lid and the cylinder had an unfamiliar hue.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He remained standing at the edge of the pit that the Thing had made for itself, staring at its strange appearance, astonished chiefly at its unusual shape and colour, and dimly perceiving even then some evidence of design in its arrival.  (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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