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Quotes of perceptible

  1. Can the knowledge deriving from reason even begin to compare with knowledge perceptible by sense? – Louis Aragon
  2. On this thin, scarcely real and yet so perceptible sensation the whole world hung as on a faintly trembling axis, and this in turn rested on the two people in the room. – Robert Musil
  3. The question of the composition of perceptible objects is one which already occupied the mind of the ancient Greeks. – Johannes Stark
  4. Fiction is like a spider's web, attached ever so slightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners. Often the attachment is scarcely perceptible – Virginia Woolf

Usage examples for perceptible

  1. In some of these the influence of Italian poetry is also perceptible – Brief History of English and American Literature by Henry A. Beers
  2. The change in him was perceptible to her. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  3. Its downward set of current is slight but perceptible – Down the Columbia by Lewis R. Freeman
  4. There is no perceptible horizon, no hard line between the life in the book and the life beyond it. – The Craft of Fiction by Percy Lubbock
  5. Up and down the great open space this was repeated several times, the rear ranks manoeuvring so as to change places with the first and get their turn, in a way that was scarcely perceptible – Harley Greenoak's Charge by Bertram Mitford
  6. The eyebrows and shoulders should seldom or never be remarked by any perceptible motion. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  7. In order that the measure of the poem may be more perceptible to the ear. – 1001 Questions and Answers on Orthography and Reading by B. A. Hathaway
  8. Monica, trembling all over with excitement, hastened away with her precious burden, the difference in weight being scarcely perceptible – The Rainbow Book Tales of Fun & Fancy by Mabel Henriette Spielmann
  9. " Very likely I may go with you," she said, with a perceptible tone of weariness. – A First Family of Tasajara by Bret Harte
  10. And as for- He broke off short, and Mr. Taynton let a perceptible pause follow before he interrupted. – The Blotting Book by E. F. Benson
  11. The difference is hardly perceptible but the earth has a diameter a few miles greater than that of Venus. – The Story of the Heavens by Robert Stawell Ball
  12. Sue's start was perceptible – Nobody's Child by Elizabeth Dejeans
  13. " You have apparently made very careful inquiry," he commented with a perceptible sneer. – The Case and The Girl by Randall Parrish
  14. " Perhaps it does," and a note of perceptible caution crept into Tobin's voice. – Ashton-Kirk, Investigator by John T. McIntyre
  15. It was nothing; it was barely perceptible and yet it was enough to alter Constance's mental attitude to her mother. – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
  16. Yet somehow, in the quiet customerless shop, the episode, with the scarce perceptible difference in Samuel's tone at his second remark, was delicious to Constance. – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
  17. So the first five years of their marriage slipped by, but toward the end with a perceptible brightening of the prospect in every direction. – Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby and Other Stories by Kathleen Norris
  18. As he stepped down from the doorway there was a perceptible flutter among the spectators. – McAllister and His Double by Arthur Train
  19. He lifted his revolver and took careful aim at the barely perceptible form of the horse. – The Free Range by Francis William Sullivan
  20. He turned this over for a perceptible space of time before asking slowly: " You mean that you'll give me up, if I don't do this crazy thing you propose?" – Sanctuary by Edith Wharton