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discerning
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Catch-22
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  • ’Good morning, sir,’ the chaplain replied, discerning wisely that Colonel Korn expected nothing more in the way of a response.
  • The old man waited tranquilly, watching him with a discerning smile that was both scornful and sympathetic.
  • Kid Sampson cocked his blond eyebrows discerningly and rose to co-operate.
  • Certainly he would be much better off under somebody suave like General Peckem than he was under somebody boorish and insensitive like General Dreedle, because General Peckem had the discernment, the intelligence and the Ivy League background to appreciate and enjoy him at his full value, although General Peckem had never given the slightest indication that he appreciated or enjoyed him at all.

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  • They hired her for her experience, wisdom and discernment.
  • He is a man of discernment.

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