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perceive
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The Giver
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perceive
Used in
The Giver
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  • What did you perceive?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • You should be able to perceive the name without being told.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It was colder, also, Jonas perceived.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He perceived that it came from the sky.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Suddenly he perceived the word for it: sunshine.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • In his agony he perceived the word "fire" and felt flames licking at the torn bone and flesh.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • When I was observing you, before the selection, I perceived that you probably had the capacity, and what you describe confirms that.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Beyond, through the swirl of what he now, somehow, perceived was the thing the old man had spoken of snow he could look out and down a great distance.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He could hear noises: the sharp crack of weapons he perceived the word guns and then shouts, and an immense crashing thud as something fell, tearing branches from the trees.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Now he understood about animals; and in the moment that the horse turned from the stream and nudged Jonas's shoulder affectionately with its head, he perceived the bonds between animal and human.  (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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