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 Meanings and Examples of DETECT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
detect
 v.  discover the presence of; identify
Classic Sentence: (134 in 9 pages)
1  His attitude had been one of admiring spectatorship, and he would have been almost sorry to detect in her any emotional weakness which should interfere with the fulfilment of her aims.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
2  Now that she had carried out her preposterous impulse to see what he was like, she was cold, she was as ready to detect familiarities as the virtuous Miss Ella Stowbody.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
3  Hereby the casks are sought to be kept damply tight; while by the changed character of the withdrawn water, the mariners readily detect any serious leakage in the precious cargo.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 109. Ahab and Starbuck in the Cabin.
4  He could always detect the presence of anyone in a room.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: VII
5  When assured that all was still, and unable to detect, even by the aid of his practiced senses, any sign of his approaching foes, he would deliberately resume his slow and guarded progress.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 5
6  Every effort, however, to detect the least evidence of the approach of their hidden enemies was as fruitless as the inquiry after his late companions.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9
7  In these brief pauses, Heyward and the sisters listened, with senses rendered doubly acute by the danger, to detect any symptoms which might announce the proximity of their foes.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14
8  The other was a most artful deceiver, and could be understood only by such as were skilful enough to detect his cunningly-devised frauds.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
9  He must be able to detect no inconsistencies in slavery; he must be made to feel that slavery is right; and he can be brought to that only when he ceases to be a man.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
10  The youth studied the faces of his companions, ever on the watch to detect kindred emotions.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 2
11  The youth could detect no expression that would allow him to believe that the other was giving a thought to his narrowed future, the pictured dungeons, perhaps, and starvations and brutalities, liable to the imagination.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 23
12  She had even learnt to detect, in the very gentleness which had first delighted her, an affectation and a sameness to disgust and weary.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 41
13  I walked as if for a wager, mile after mile, till a turn brought me in view of the Heights; but no Catherine could I detect, far or near.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
14  Still, I thought I could detect in his physiognomy a mind owning better qualities than his father ever possessed.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
15  And often, from the side of my eye, I could detect her raising a hand, and brushing something off her cheek.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
Example Sentence: (66 in 5 pages)
16  It takes two to three weeks to grow the culture from which the presence of handicap can be detected.
17  These data show that most cancers are detected as a result of clinical follow - up.
18  A lot of cancers can now be cured if they are detected early.
19  Many serious illnesses can be nipped in the bud if they are detected early enough.
20  Gas was detected in sufficient quantity to warrant careful monitoring.
21  She detected the odor of gas in the room.
22  I detected a smell of gas.
23  As she walked into the house she detected the smell of gas.
24  I detected a faint note of weariness in his voice.
25  He detected a ship moving down the starboard side of the submarine.
26  I detected a suggestion of malice in his remarks.
27  The Securities and Exchange Commission has also detected this trend and is now investigating academic researchers suspected of engaging in insider trading.
28  A spacecraft orbiting Mars has detected large quantities of water-ice just below the surface of the planet.
29  The detective examined the window frame for fingerprints.
30  The detective scanned every bit of evidence.