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perceive
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
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  • By that register I perceived that I was the youngest son of the youngest son for five generations back.
  • By my rambling digressions I perceive myself to be grown old.

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  • I perceive that I am apt to speak in the singular number, though our partnership still continu’d; the reason may be that, in fact, the whole management of the business lay upon me.
  • Perceiving it as I sat by him, I said, "They have given you, sir, too low a seat."
  • I happened soon after to attend one of his sermons, in the course of which I perceived he intended to finish with a collection, and I silently resolved he should get nothing from me, I had in my pocket a handful of copper money, three or four silver dollars, and five pistoles in gold.

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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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