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perceive
used in Antigone

4 uses
  • CHORUS Too late thou seemest to perceive the truth.
  • For myself, I call To witness Zeus, whose eyes are everywhere, If I perceive some mischievous design To sap the State, I will not hold my tongue; Nor would I reckon as my private friend A public foe, well knowing that the State Is the good ship that holds our fortunes all: Farewell to friendship, if she suffers wreck.
  • CREON Woman, who like a viper unperceived Didst harbor in my house and drain my blood, Two plagues I nurtured blindly, so it proved, To sap my throne.
  • For e'en the bravest spirits run away When they perceive death pressing on life's heels.

There are no more uses of "perceive" in Antigone.

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