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perceive
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Catch-22
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  • Major Major’s father had a Calvinist’s faith in predestination and could perceive distinctly how everyone’s misfortunes but his own were expressions of God’s will.
  • He felt himself surrounded by dense, overwhelming fogs of possibilities in which he could perceive no glimmer of light.

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  • Nately was appalled and bewildered by the abominable old man’s inability to perceive the enormity of his offence.
  • ’No incisions,’ Yossarian said, perceiving through the lifting fog of insensibility that the two strangers were ready to begin cutting him.

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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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