Usage examples for detecting

  1. " We have met before," he was about to observe, but not detecting the least sign of recognition in her gaze, restrained the words and hastily dropped his eyes. – Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green
  2. But if we have any tact we shall find them, when we have lodged them well in our minds, an infallible touchstone for detecting the presence or absence of high poetic quality, and also the degree of this quality, in all other poetry which we may place beside them. – Selections from the Prose Works of Matthew Arnold by Matthew Arnold
  3. I am very good at detecting lies. – A Victor of Salamis by William Stearns Davis
  4. He looked up suddenly, detecting her laughter, furious. – The Salamander by Owen Johnson
  5. If a great man has been guilty of an error in reasoning, there is no reason why it should not be pointed out by any one who is capable of detecting it. – An Introduction to Philosophy by George Stuart Fullerton