Usage examples for perception

  1. When they left the mill she asked Annie to come home to tea with her, saying, as if from a perception of her dislike for the young fellow, that Jack was going to Boston. – Annie Kilburn A Novel by W. D. Howells
  2. I remember how when one of these visitors, wound up, in honour of New York, to the very fever of perception, broke out one evening while we waited for the curtain to rise, Oh don't you hear the cries? – A Small Boy and Others by Henry James
  3. The " common sense" is stirred by means of the perception which is placed between it and the senses. – Thoughts on Art and Life by Leonardo da Vinci
  4. For her age she was rather too vain of her superior perception, and it struck me as becoming that a younger sister should look up to her brother. – Lorimer of the Northwest by Harold Bindloss
  5. His bitter perception of it, his hidden consciousness that he had probably but a short time, a couple of years at most, to live, only increased his satisfaction in the " No"- the contemptuous and final " No!" – The Mating of Lydia by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  6. I felt no disgust then at my own want of all true perception. – Countess Erika's Apprenticeship by Ossip Schubin
  7. He sat upright, his whole body rigid, each detail of the significant picture stamping itself upon his quivering perception. – The Long Lane's Turning by Hallie Erminie Rives
  8. Ev'leen Ann, with her usual clear perception of the superfluous in conversation, vouchsafed no opinion on a matter where she had no information, but went downstairs and brought back the note. – Hillsboro People by Dorothy Canfield
  9. But she had not been previously moved towards it; that is the great difference between perception and acquired knowledge, and why so frequently the art of literature is mistaken for perception. – Mrs. Shelley by Lucy M. Rossetti
  10. He spoke well, was a shrewd judge of men, had a keen sense of humour, a clear perception of facts, and was quick to detect and discard everything irrelevant. – Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland by Joseph Tatlow
  11. He early became acquainted with the accomplished Glareanus and thanked him especially for his perception of every beautiful and noble tendency in life, and for an introduction to Zwingli, who once came from Glarus to Basel on a visit. – The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli by Johann Hottinger
  12. It was to such a man that fickle, wayward Esther gave her heart, only to find that, slow of perception and indifferent to her charm, Honest Jack did not return her love. – The Letter-Bag of Lady Elizabeth Spencer-Stanhope v. I. by A. M. W. Stirling (compiler)
  13. It is better to put into the coldest terms a conception which has too often hitherto proved futile, because it arose rather from vague discontent, than from the perception of a definite evil. – The Unity of Civilization by Various
  14. The observer in this case was colour- blind to the red, that is, he had no perception of red objects as red, but only distinguished them by the other colours which were mixed with the red. – Colour Measurement and Mixture by W. de W. Abney
  15. And it was a pointed perception. – One of Our Conquerors, v2 by George Meredith Edition: 10 Language: English
  16. She was startled at the sudden sight of the stranger, and somewhat terrified at the first perception of her position. – Crotchet-Castle by Peacock, Thomas Love
  17. Then in her case there was special danger of a flash religion, taken up for the minute's sense of need or perception of advantage merely, and not rooted so that it would stand weather. – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner