Usage examples for descry

  1. The spirit of deep prophecy she hath, Exceeding the nine sibyls of old Rome: What's past and what's to come she can descry. – King-Henry-VI-Part-1 by Shakespeare, William
  2. They have extraordinary good eyes, and will descry a sail at sea, farther than we. – History of the Buccaneers of America by James Burney
  3. And yet, however wild had been his conduct at that time, he could descry in it the sure marks of his vocation. – Saint Augustin by Louis Bertrand
  4. Indeed, he could descry no security from the pitfalls that were yawning for Polly, but in proposing to her, after dinner, to sit upon a low stool. – Mugby Junction by Charles Dickens
  5. In this situation, they were in sight from every portion of the shore; any one entering by the tunnel, as they had done, would descry them almost at once, because of the vivid background against which their figures were thrown. – The Land of Mystery by Edward S. Ellis