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used in King Lear

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showing good judgment or good taste and/or the perception of things not easily perceived by most people
  • Who hast not in thy brows an eye discerning
    Thine honour from thy suffering;
    4.2 — Act 4 Scene 2 — Before the Duke of Albany's Palace (54% in)
discerning = capable of seeing things many people might miss

(editor's note: No Fear Shakespeare paraphrases this as:  "you can't even see the difference between being honored and being taken advantage of!")
There are no more uses of "discerning" in King Lear.

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