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Usage examples for detect

  1. She said " yes," reluctantly enough, but Mrs. Maitland did not detect the reluctance; she was too pleased with herself at having thought of some way of entertaining the girl. – The Iron Woman by Margaret Deland
  2. Right: Whom did they detect? – The Century Handbook of Writing by Garland Greever Easley S. Jones
  3. They would be able to detect at a glance the amount of poverty which exists amongst the working classes. – From Crow-Scaring to Westminster; an Autobiography by George Edwards M.P., O.B.E.
  4. I could not see this in his face, or detect it in his words; but I could discover it in the looks and manners of his employer and his employer's family, as he now sat at the same table with them. – Basil by Wilkie Collins
  5. To detect the alum, let the suspected liquor be mixed with a little lime water. – The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, by Mary Eaton
  6. To- day we are attempting to detect these sources of waste in technique. – Craftsmanship in Teaching by William Chandler Bagley
  7. He stepped back, brushed against a seaman who had risen from the forehatch, and rounded the galley house before the startled sailor could detect who had pressed against him. – The Ice Pilot by Henry Leverage
  8. The players who are seated then pass the ring from one to another, the object being for the player in the center to detect who has the ring. – Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium by Jessie H. Bancroft
  9. A beautiful face fires our imagination, and we see higher virtue and intelligence in it than we can detect in its owner's head or heart when we descend to calm inspection. – Foul Play by Charles Reade Dion Boucicault
  10. There stood he, while deep attention Held the judges round, 20 - Judges able, I should mention, To detect the slightest sound Sung or played amiss: such ears Had old judges, it appears! – Browning's Shorter Poems by Robert Browning
  11. And now let us consider the faults which a modern reader will not be slow to detect in Chretien's style. – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  12. He looked earnestly at her, but was unable to detect either hatred or love upon her face. – The Chouans by Honore de Balzac
  13. Then Kennedy seemed to detect something in the slowly clearing atmosphere. – The Film Mystery by Arthur B. Reeve
  14. Then he looked at me with a very thoughtful face, in which I imagined I could detect an expression that I had never seen there before. – The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby
  15. The eyes of the mate glanced over the hull of the vessel to ascertain, if possible, who might be stirring; but not a sign of life could he detect on board her. – Jack Tier or The Florida Reef by James Fenimore Cooper
  16. I told him that no one but old gamblers could detect the marks, and not one in fifty of them, as it was my own private mark. – Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi by George H. Devol
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