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discerning
used in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Pope)

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Definition
showing good judgment or good taste and/or the perception of things not easily perceived by most people
  • Then Helen thus: "Whom your discerning eyes Have singled out, is Ithacus the wise; A barren island boasts his glorious birth; His fame for wisdom fills the spacious earth."
    Book 3 (47% in)
  • Let reverend Priam in the truce engage, And add the sanction of considerate age; His sons are faithless, headlong in debate, And youth itself an empty wavering state; Cool age advances, venerably wise, Turns on all hands its deep-discerning eyes; Sees what befell, and what may yet befall, Concludes from both, and best provides for all.
    Book 3 (28% in)

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