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She lay in a state of percipience without volition, and the rustle of the straw and the cutting of the ears by the others had the weight of bodily touches.
Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  ease and quickness in noticing and understanding things

or more rarely:  a person with extrasensory perception
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  • She lay in a state of percipience without volition, and the rustle of the straw and the cutting of the ears by the others had the weight of bodily touches.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • Yes, ever since old Mrs Constable lifted her sponge and pouring warm water over me covered me with flesh I have been sensitive, percipient.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • "The only way to keep us from setting up for ourselves is to disunite us," young schoolmaster Adams had written in his percipient letter to Nathan Webb, and to Adams now, as to others, dissolution remained the greatest single threat to the American experiment.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Inside this exterior, over which the eye might have roved as over a thing scarcely percipient, almost inorganic, there was the record of a pulsing life which had learnt too well, for its years, of the dust and ashes of things, of the cruelty of lust and the fragility of love.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles

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Associated words [difficulty]:   percipient [9]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Philosophy, Logic & Reasoning, Religion & Spirtuality
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