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discern
used in The Fountainhead

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Definition
to notice or understand something — often something that is not obvious
  • The original shape of the building remained discernible.
    2.15 — Part 2 Chapter 15 (69% in)
  • ...violent blue; comer windows without purpose; an angle cut off for a useless door, with a round metal awning supported by a pole, like a haberdashery in the Broadway district; three vertical bands of brick, leading from nowhere to nowhere; the general style of what the profession called "Bronx Modern"; a panel of bas-relief over the main entrance, representing a mass of muscle which could be discerned as either three or four bodies, one of them with an arm raised, holding a screwdriver.
    4.12 — Part 4 Chapter 12 (10% in)
  • The eyes made two solid white ovals, faintly discernible in the angular shadows of the face.
    4.19 — Part 4 Chapter 19 (35% in)

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