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perception

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1  —as in:
perception of injustice
Definition a belief or opinion formed by viewing things a certain way
  • U.S. perception of this issue is very different than it is in China.
perception = a belief or opinion formed by viewing things a certain way
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • It remains a mystery why these three young men, veterans of the same training and the same crash, differed so radically in their perceptions of their plight.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • perceptions = opinions formed by viewing things a certain way
  • While you're busy knitting sweaters, my dear, I have to deal with the community's perception of our family.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • perception = belief or opinion formed by viewing things a certain way
  • She said that sexual assault was a crime of perception.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • perception = a belief or opinion formed by viewing things a certain way
  • There's a sense of sovereignty that comes from life on a mountain, a perception of privacy and isolation, even of dominion.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • perception = a belief or opinion formed by viewing things a certain way
  • The point is, the brain talks to itself, and by talking to itself changes its perceptions.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • perceptions = beliefs or opinions formed by viewing things a certain way
  • If your perception is false, then your emotional response to it will be false too.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • perception = a belief or opinion formed by viewing things a certain way
  • Though all three men faced the same hardship, their differing perceptions of it appeared to be shaping their fates.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • perceptions = opinions formed by viewing things a certain way
  • It was then I realized how cruelly I had judged her, how my perception of her had been distorted, because I'd been looking at her through my father's harsh lens.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • perception = a belief or opinion formed by viewing things a certain way
  • To convince myself that there was some dignity in what I planned to do, in surrendering my own perceptions of right and wrong, of reality, of sanity itself, to earn the love of my parents.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
perceptions = beliefs or opinions formed by viewing things a certain way

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2  —as in:
perception of external stimuli
Definition something that someone senses; or the act of sensing
  • The drug dulls sensory perception.
perception = the act of sensing (to see, hear, taste, touch, or smell)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • You had endowed me with perceptions and passions and then cast me abroad an object for the scorn and horror of mankind.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • perceptions = things seen and felt
  • Quite a young chap, but he'd had perceptions, that boy.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • perceptions = observations (of things sensed)
  • Fanny had been everywhere awake to the difference of the country since February; but when they entered the Park her perceptions and her pleasures were of the keenest sort.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • perceptions = observations (of things sensed)
  • "And bless our sister in her weakness and affliction." Whom did he mean? Heavens, was he talking about Mercy? Had the man no perception at all? How Mercy must be shriveling...
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • perception = ability to see and understand
  • All this was accomplished with a subtlety so perfect, that the minister, though he had constantly a dim perception of some evil influence watching over him, could never gain a knowledge of its actual nature.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • perception = sense
  • In the silence Lily had a clear perception of what was passing through his mind.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • perception = sense (understanding)
  • Hume opposed all thoughts and ideas that could not be traced back to corresponding sense perceptions.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • perceptions = something sensed
  • Dimly, from a nearly forgotten perception as blurred as the substance itself, Jonas recalled what the whiteness was.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • perception = sense
  • At first, it was a sort of stupefaction; but every moment was quickening her perception of the horrible evil.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
perception = understanding

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