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Usage examples for perceive

  1. " Sir," said he, " I perceive that you are a stranger, for the way is both short and easy, so that the children are those who most delight in it; and if a man were in great haste he could go there and return in a little while. – The Blue Flower, and Others by Henry van Dyke
  2. If I perceive anything. – The Wandering Jew, Book II. by Eugene Sue
  3. I perceive a most definite change in the young man, John. – The Spinners by Eden Phillpotts
  4. My strength is nearly gone- you must perceive that it is- and I do not, perhaps, express myself clearly. – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  5. But that we perceive it is something. – The Unity of Civilization by Various
  6. But we cannot perceive any of the motion of which we are writing. – The Ocean and its Wonders by R.M. Ballantyne
  7. When we are considering the actual data of sensation in this connection, it is important to realise that two sense- data may be, and must sometimes be, really different when we cannot perceive any difference between them. – Our Knowledge of the External World as a Field for Scientific Method in Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
  8. She shuddered as it occurred to her that he would be quite cold and that some one might perceive he had been dead since morning. – The Greater Inclination by Edith Wharton
  9. " Get thee gone now, and rest, my sister, for I perceive that thy powers are great," said Umzilikazi with a wave of the hand. – The White Shield by Bertram Mitford
  10. You will perceive that you cannot increase less than two stitches at once. – The Ladies' Knitting and Netting Book by Miss Watts
  11. Cornish walked on the right- hand side of the road, which made it all the easier for Mrs. Vansittart to perceive him from her bedroom window as he passed Oranje Straat. – Roden's Corner by Henry Seton Merriman
  12. On they came directly towards our black enemies, who did not perceive them till they were within a distance of four or five hundred yards. – In the Wilds of Africa by W.H.G. Kingston
  13. But perhaps five years hence, in any case, certainly fifty years hence, everyone will perceive it. – The Jewish State by Theodor Herzl Commentator: Louis Lipsky Alex Bein
  14. This is an important circumstance; and therefore it will be necessary to discuss the matter at some little length, as we here perceive a wide contrast between this great planet and the other planets which have previously occupied our attention. – The Story of the Heavens by Robert Stawell Ball
  15. Whence do we know without the testimony of Scripture that the saints perceive the prayers of each one? – The Apology of the Augsburg Confession by Philip Melanchthon
  16. There are spirits in the deep that no other ear can comprehend; no other eye perceive – The Student-Life of Germany by William Howitt
  17. I have now raised my head, and perceive that Sir Roger does not look very much convinced. – Nancy A Novel by Rhoda Broughton
  18. It was soon too dark to perceive the vessel. – The Pirate by Frederick Marryat
  19. Does your lordship not perceive – The Lion's Skin by Rafael Sabatini
  20. No sooner did Blucher perceive that Napoleon had retired from Silesia, than he resumed the offensive, and descended from the position he had taken up at Jauer. – The History of Napoleon Buonaparte by John Gibson Lockhart
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