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used in The Lords of Discipline

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to notice or understand something — often something that is not obvious
  • I could see this child clearly; it had no discernible sex, but it was a blond and airy thing, a sea-child who stood knee-deep in the surf and laughed at the flight of pelicans and the sprints of sandcrabs to their lairs.
    Chapter 3.29 (29% in)
  • You better know every piece of plebe knowledge or I'm going to beat the shit out of you right now" "Sir, vomit is a putrescent liquid of a greenish yellow color often projected from the noble stomachs of dauntless upperclassmen when they discern the nauseous, repulsive, and monstrously assembled faces of plebes such as Will McLean, sir.
    Chapter 2.18 (95% in)
  • Then we were lifted out of our chairs as if an indiscernible cadre had begun barking orders, and I found myself walking with the Corps, the entire Corps, moving without cadence and in silence, with an awesome, unspeakable purpose.
    Chapter 3.28 (47% in)
  • I noticed the long, ugly, centipede-shaped scar incised into his left shoulder and knew I had discerned the identity of a second member of The Ten: my friend and fellow athlete Cain Gilbreath.
    Chapter 4.38 (32% in)

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