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  • After a while the Doctor descried a footpath which, leading through a transverse valley, would bring them out, as he justly supposed, at a much higher point of the ascent.

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  • She tries to descry purpose in the disasters of a purposeless world.
  • I never saw him afterwards, but I sometimes imagine that I descry a faint reflection of him in John Browdie.
    Dickens, Charles  --  The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

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