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perceive
used in The Giver

10 uses
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Definition
to become aware of — especially by using the senses (to see, hear, smell, feel, or taste)
  • In his agony he perceived the word "fire" and felt flames licking at the torn bone and flesh.
    p. 109.2
perceived = became aware of
  • Beyond, through the swirl of what he now, somehow, perceived was the thing the old man had spoken of — snow — he could look out and down a great distance.
    p. 81.5
  • perceived = became aware of
  • You should be able to perceive the name without being told.
    p. 84.6
  • perceive = become aware of
  • Suddenly he perceived the word for it: sunshine.
    p. 85.2
  • perceived = became aware of
  • He perceived that it came from the sky.
    p. 85.2
  • perceived = became aware
  • When I was observing you, before the selection, I perceived that you probably had the capacity, and what you describe confirms that.
    p. 92.6
  • perceived = became aware
  • He could hear noises: the sharp crack of weapons — he perceived the word guns — and then shouts, and an immense crashing thud as something fell, tearing branches from the trees.
    p. 100.1
  • perceived = became aware of
  • It was colder, also, Jonas perceived.
    p. 108.2
  • perceived = became aware
  • Now he understood about animals; and in the moment that the horse turned from the stream and nudged Jonas's shoulder affectionately with its head, he perceived the bonds between animal and human.
    p. 122.2
  • perceived = became aware of
  • What did you perceive?
    p. 123.6
perceive = become aware of
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