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discern
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • Immediately after the elopement Adelaida Ivanovna discerned in a flash that she had no feeling for her husband but contempt.
  • He looked at Alyosha as he came in with an undefined expression, but there was a shade of something like dread discernible in it.
  • There were signs of a spiritual transformation in her, and a steadfast, fine and humble determination that nothing could shake could be discerned in her.
  • But even admitting this was so, it is psychological subtlety, I suppose, that discerns that under certain circumstances I become as bloodthirsty and keen-sighted as a Caucasian eagle, while at the next I am as timid and blind as a mole.

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  • The second picture has more pixels, but the human eye can’t discern the difference.
  • She prays to discern good from evil in all of its disguises.

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