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perceive
used in The Great Gatsby

3 uses
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Definition
to become aware of — especially by using the senses (to see, hear, smell, feel, or taste)
  • But above the gray land and the spasms of bleak dust which drift endlessly over it, you perceive, after a moment, the eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg.
    p. 23.8
perceive = see
  • Blinded by the glare of the headlights and confused by the incessant groaning of the horns, the apparition stood swaying for a moment before he perceived the man in the duster.
    p. 54.9
  • perceived = saw
  • Over the ashheaps the giant eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg kept their vigil, but I perceived, after a moment, that other eyes were regarding us with peculiar intensity from less than twenty feet away.
    p. 124.7
perceived = saw (became aware)
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