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  • For we should have perceived his motives; a pork butcher could understand Filby.
  • At first I was puzzled by all these strange fruits, and by the strange flowers I saw, but later I began to perceive their import.

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  • Then, in a flash, I perceived that all had the same form of costume, the same soft hairless visage, and the same girlish rotundity of limb.
  • Once or twice I had a feeling of intense fear for which I could perceive no definite reason.
  • But next morning I perceived clearly enough that my curiosity regarding the Palace of Green Porcelain was a piece of self-deception, to enable me to shirk, by another day, an experience I dreaded.
  • Then I perceived, standing strange and gaunt in the centre of the hall, what was clearly the lower part of a huge skeleton.
  • I perceived by this slowing down of its rising and setting that the work of the tidal drag was done.

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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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