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perceptible
used in The Mill on the Floss

7 uses
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Definition
capable of being noticed — typically because it is different enough or large enough
  • That fine moral aroma would not have been thought much of by the public opinion of Kennel Yard, which was the very focus or heart of Bob's world, even if it could have made itself perceptible there; yet, for all that, he was not utterly a sneak and a thief as our friend Tom had hastily decided.
    1.6 -- Book 1 Chapter 6 -- The Aunts and Uncles Are Coming (96% in)
  • "Well, Bessy!" said Mrs. Glegg, with a bitter smile and a scarcely perceptible toss of her head, "I should ha' thought you'd known your own sister better.
    1.7 -- Book 1 Chapter 7 -- Enter the Aunts and Uncles (8% in)
  • ...not so the worthy tax-payers, who, having once pinched from real necessity, retained even in the midst of their comfortable retirement, with their wallfruit and wine-bins, the habit of regarding life as an ingenious process of nibbling out one's livelihood without leaving any perceptible deficit, and who would have been as immediately prompted to give up a newly taxed luxury when they had had their clear five hundred a year, as when they had only five hundred pounds of capital.
    1.12 -- Book 1 Chapter 12 -- Mr. and Mrs. Glegg at Home (55% in)
  • Such things could have had no perceptible effect on a thoroughly well-educated young lady, with a perfectly balanced mind, who had had all the advantages of fortune, training, and refined society.
    6.3 -- Book 6 Chapter 3 -- Confidential Moments (13% in)
  • You might have seen the slightest perceptible quivering through her whole frame as she leaned a little forward, clasping her hands as if to steady herself; while her eyes dilated and brightened into that wide-open, childish expression of wondering delight which always came back in her happiest moments.
    6.7 -- Book 6 Chapter 7 -- Philip Re-enters (57% in)
  • It was the opening of the door, and he could hardly have dozen more than a few moments, for there was no perceptible change in the evening light.
    6.8 -- Book 6 Chapter 8 -- Wakem in a New Light (72% in)
  • They glided along in this way, both resting in that silence as in a haven, both dreading lest their feelings should be divided again,—till they became aware that the clouds had gathered, and that the slightest perceptible freshening of the breeze was growing and growing, so that the whole character of the day was altered.
    6.13 -- Book 6 Chapter 13 -- Borne Along by the Tide (77% in)

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