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 Meanings and Examples of PERCEIVE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
perceive
 v.  become aware of through the senses; detect
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  You perceive that the resulting mixture has the appearance of pure water.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER I. MR. SHERLOCK HOLMES
2  I could perceive that the track of blood coincided with the track of his feet.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VII. THE CONCLUSION
3  I began to perceive more deeply than it has ever yet been stated, the trembling immateriality, the mist-like transience of this seemingly so solid body in which we walk attired.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER HENRY JEKYLL'S FULL STATEMENT OF THE CASE
4  With all possible respect both for Mr. Gradgrind and for Mr. Bounderby, I think I perceive that he has not been fortunate in his training.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII
5  Rebecca, thou canst derive no benefit from the evidence of this unhappy knight, for whom, as we well perceive, the Enemy is yet too powerful.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
6  Sir Thomas came towards the table where she sat in trembling wretchedness, and with a good deal of cold sternness, said, "It is of no use, I perceive, to talk to you."
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
7  When he did perceive and acknowledge her, however, it was done with all his usual frankness and good humour.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 18
8  No, it was not to be supposed that Lady Russell would perceive him till they were nearly opposite.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 19
9  I have been a little premature, I perceive; I beg your pardon.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 21
10  But since he must be absent some time or other, I do not perceive how he can ever be secure while she holds her present influence.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 21
11  Olly, though without the tact to perceive when remarks were untimely, was saved by her very simplicity from rendering them offensive.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 4 The Halt on the Turnpike Road
12  He went across to her; and could almost perceive in her anxious face that this journey of hers to Wildeve was undertaken with the same object as his own to Eustacia.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 11 The Dishonesty of an Honest Woman
13  She could not admit at once that she might have overestimated Wildeve, for to perceive his mediocrity now was to admit her own great folly heretofore.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 11 The Dishonesty of an Honest Woman
14  He could perceive that the curiosity which had been shown by the hair-cutting group amounted in his mother to concern.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 2 The New Course Causes Disappointment
15  Thus as his sight grew accustomed to the first blinding halo kindled about him by love and beauty, Yeobright began to perceive what a strait he was in.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 4 An Hour of Bliss and Many Hours of Sadness
Example Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  A key task is to get pupils to perceive for themselves the relationship between success and effort.
2  Babies are weak and vulnerable in the presence of huge shapes that they can only dimly perceive.
3  Voters perceive him as a decisive and resolute international leader.
4  And though I don't comprehend how it is, I perceive you have acquired a degree of regard for that foolish little child Adele, too; and even for simple dame Fairfax?
5  Stimulation in general refers to how organisms perceive incoming stimuli.
6  Love is the thing that we're capable of perceiving that transcends dimensions of time and space.
7  It is widely perceived as a women's health problem, but it does also affect men.
8  But the reverse is true when an attorney represents a person who is obviously guilty or whose guilt is widely perceived.
9  The junta reacted violently to the perceived threat to its authority.
10  We perceived a little girl coming toward us.
11  She wasn't at all the mindless little wife so many people perceived her to be.
12  The students perceived that his behavior had changed.
13  Bill perceived a tiny figure in the distance.
14  I perceived his comment as a challenge.
15  Even as a young woman she had been perceived as a future chief executive.