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perceive
used in Main Street

2 meanings, 15 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
perceive the system as unfair
Definition
to view in a certain way so as to form a belief or opinion
  • Ella Stowbody, the professional, perceiving that it was because of a conspiracy of jealousy that she had been given a small part, alternated between lofty amusement and Christian patience.
    Chapter 18 (24% in)
perceiving = viewing things in a certain way so as to form a belief or opinion
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2  —1 use as in:
though blind, can perceive light
Definition
to become aware of — especially by using the senses (to see, hear, smell, feel, or taste)
  • As they reached the picnic ground she perceived that it was dark,
    Chapter 30 (34% in)
perceived = saw
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  • Always she was to perceive in Washington (as doubtless she would have perceived in New York or London) a thick streak of Main Street.
    Chapter 37 (37% in)
  • Carol perceived that she had been weakened in the biological struggle by disclosing her lack of bridge.
    Chapter 4 (60% in)
  • She perceived that even personalities were failing to hold the party.
    Chapter 4 (94% in)
  • Carol perceived that Mrs. Dyer was accustomed to this indignity.
    Chapter 6 (33% in)
  • She perceived that the men, particularly Dave, regarded it as an excellent jest.
    Chapter 6 (33% in)
  • He said it with a flourish, and Carol perceived that he believed it.
    Chapter 8 (89% in)
  • She perceived that Vida Sherwin had told the truth.
    Chapter 9 (7% in)
  • That admiration led her to study Kennicott, to tear at the shroud of intimacy, to perceive the strangeness of the most familiar.
    Chapter 23 (**% in)
  • Always she perceived that the churches—Methodist, Baptist, Congregational, Catholic, all of them—which had seemed so unimportant to the judge's home in her childhood, so isolated from the city struggle in St. Paul, were still, in Gopher Prairie, the strongest of the forces compelling respectability.
    Chapter 28 (18% in)
  • She perceived how inaccurate her judgments could be.
    Chapter 30 (55% in)
  • Her fingers tightened about his thumb as she perceived the hot low room, the pounding of pressing-irons, the reek of scorched cloth, and Erik among giggling gnomes.
    Chapter 33 (15% in)
  • She perceived that she could do office work without losing any of the putative feminine virtue of domesticity; that cooking and cleaning, when divested of the fussing of an Aunt Bessie, take but a tenth of the time which, in a Gopher Prairie, it is but decent to devote to them.
    Chapter 37 (9% in)
  • Always she was to perceive in Washington (as doubtless she would have perceived in New York or London) a thick streak of Main Street.
    Chapter 37 (37% in)

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