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perceive
used in
The Fellowship of the Ring
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perceive
Used in
The Fellowship of the Ring
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  • Whence it came we did not at first perceive.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It laid hold of the iron ring, and then it perceived me and my spell.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • You have perceived my thought more clearly than many that are accounted wise.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I say to you, Frodo, that even as I speak to you, I perceive the Dark Lord and know his mind, or all of his mind that concerns the Elves.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • A music came down the river as it drew nearer; and suddenly they perceived that it was a ship, wrought and carved with elven-skill in the likeness of a bird.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • They themselves do not see the world of light as we do, but our shapes cast shadows in their minds, which only the noon sun destroys; and in the dark they perceive many signs and forms that are hidden from us: then they are most to be feared.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 'I do not know for what reason the Enemy is pursuing you,' answered Gildor; 'but I perceive that he is strange indeed though that seems to me.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He saw no colour but those he knew, gold and white and blue and green, but they were fresh and poignant, as if he had at that moment first perceived them and made for them names new and wonderful.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He bitterly regretted his foolishness, and reproached himself for weakness of will; for he now perceived that in putting on the Ring he obeyed not his own desire but the commanding wish of his enemies.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • After a while the song became clearer, and with dread in his heart he perceived that it had changed into an incantation: Cold be hand and heart and bone, and cold be sleep under stone: never mare to wake on stony bed, never, till the Sun fails and the Moon is dead.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • In this high place you may see the two powers that are opposed one to another; and ever they strive now in thought, but whereas the light perceives the very heart of the darkness, its own secret has not been discovered.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: perceive the system as unfair
as in: though blind, can perceive light
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