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discern
used in The Bourne Identity

5 uses
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Definition
to notice or understand something — often something that is not obvious
  • He had to concentrate on the space around them, at whatever movement-however slight-he might discern in the shadows of the large parking lot.
    Chapter 5 (91% in)
discern = notice
  • Where had he learned to discern instant extortion in a casual conversation overheard in a butcher shop?
    Chapter 3 (62% in)
  • A dark outline darker than the wall, an intrusion of black on lesser black-obscure, faint, barely discernible, but there.
    Chapter 9 (10% in)
  • And there was something else-dull, barely discernible.
    Chapter 14 (55% in)
  • Alexander Conklin would listen with all his concentration, trying to discern a genuine note, or even the outlines of a reasonable explanation, but he knew he would hear neither.
    Chapter 31 (98% in)

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