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perceptible
used in Anna Karenina

17 uses
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Definition
capable of being noticed — typically because it is different enough or large enough
  • Stepan Arkadyevitch gave a scarcely perceptible smile.
    Part One (16% in)
  • Stepan Arkadyevitch, who had long known that Levin was in love with his sister-in-law, Kitty, gave a hardly perceptible smile, and his eyes sparkled merrily.
    Part One (17% in)
  • Even the Tatar, uncorking the bottle and pouring the sparkling wine into the delicate glasses, glanced at Stepan Arkadyevitch, and settled his white cravat with a perceptible smile of satisfaction.
    Part One (30% in)
  • Deliberately she shrouded the light in her eyes, but it shone against her will in the faintly perceptible smile.
    Part One (53% in)
  • Why do you always look down on me and Matvey?" said Stepan Arkadyevitch, smiling hardly perceptibly, and addressing his wife.
    Part One (64% in)
  • With a flying, feminine glance she scanned her attire, and made a movement of her head, hardly perceptible, but understood by Kitty, signifying approval of her dress and her looks.
    Part One (68% in)
  • What do you think about it?" she turned to Anna, who, with a faintly perceptible resolute smile on her lips, was listening in silence to the conversation.
    Part Two (17% in)
  • Stepan Arkadyevitch smiled hardly perceptibly, catching the instantaneous change he knew so well in Levin's face, which had become as gloomy as it had been bright a minute before.
    Part Two (41% in)
  • Moving into the middle of the table a portfolio of papers, with a scarcely perceptible smile of self-satisfaction, he took a pencil from a rack and plunged into the perusal of a complex report relating to the present complication.
    Part Three (42% in)
  • The lawyer's overhanging reddish mustaches were parted in a scarcely perceptible smile.
    Part Four (16% in)
  • "What sort of doubt can there be of the existence of God?" he said hurriedly, with a just perceptible smile.
    Part Five (3% in)
  • Looking down at her he saw her face in profile, and from the scarcely perceptible quiver of her lips and eyelashes he knew she was aware of his eyes upon her.
    Part Five (13% in)
  • The smile was faint, scarcely perceptible, and in spite of the smile the stern expression of the eyes was unchanged.
    Part Five (49% in)
  • It is true that the erroneousness and shallowness of this conception of his faith was dimly perceptible to Alexey Alexandrovitch, and he knew that when, without the slightest idea that his forgiveness was the action of a higher power, he had surrendered directly to the feeling of forgiveness, he had felt more happiness than now when he was thinking every instant that Christ was in his heart, and that in signing official papers he was doing His will.
    Part Five (67% in)
  • Vronsky gave a hardly perceptible shrug.
    Part Five (93% in)
  • Anna gave a just perceptible smile, but made no answer.
    Part Six (67% in)
  • Do you always see them off?" said Sergey Ivanovitch with a hardly perceptible smile.
    Part Eight (8% in)

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