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discerning
used in Northanger Abbey

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Definition
showing good judgment or good taste and/or the perception of things not easily perceived by most people
  • Perhaps they may want observation, discernment, judgment, fire, genius, and wit.
    Chapter 14 (71% in)
  • This critique, the justness of which was unfortunately lost on poor Catherine, brought them to the door of Mrs. Thorpe's lodgings, and the feelings of the discerning and unprejudiced reader of Camilla gave way to the feelings of the dutiful and affectionate son, as they met Mrs. Thorpe, who had descried them from above, in the passage.
    Chapter 7 (69% in)
  • Catherine, delighted at so happy an escape, spoke her pleasure aloud with grateful surprise; and her companion immediately made the matter perfectly simple by assuring her that it was entirely owing to the peculiarly judicious manner in which he had then held the reins, and the singular discernment and dexterity with which he had directed his whip.
    Chapter 9 (31% in)

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