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discerning
used in The Brothers Karamazov

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showing good judgment or good taste and/or the perception of things not easily perceived by most people
  • Writing to Fyodor Pavlovitch, and discerning at once that he could extract nothing from him for his children's education (though the latter never directly refused but only procrastinated as he always did in such cases, and was, indeed, at times effusively sentimental), Yefim Petrovitch took a personal interest in the orphans.
    Book 1 — The History Of A Family (31% in)

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