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 Meanings and Examples of PERCEPTION
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 n.  ability to notice and understand things that are not obvious to other people
 n.  belief or opinion, often held by many people and based on how things seem
Classic Sentence: (120 in 9 pages)
1  With the sudden perception of the point to which his madness had carried him, the madness fell and he saw his life before him as it was.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In VIII
2  This attribute was common to most of Lily's set: they had a force of negation which eliminated everything beyond their own range of perception.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
3  The perception of this fact helped her to answer gaily: "It's not often I have the chance."
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 7
4  His voice had a note of conjugal familiarity: Miss Bart fancied she detected in Rosedale's eye a twinkling perception of the fact, and the idea turned her dislike of him to repugnance.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
5  In the silence Lily had a clear perception of what was passing through his mind.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 11
6  What confused her during the three or four months after her marriage was not lack of perception that she must be definite, but sheer careless happiness of her first home.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER V
7  The tall soldier burst into praises of what he thought to be his powers of perception.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 2
8  He thought it would prove, in a manner, that he had fled early because of his superior powers of perception.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 11
9  Marie was in utter despair at the entire want of moral perception evinced in this reply.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVI
10  It seemed to me that the mists in my own mind were gradually clearing away, and I began to have a dim, vague perception of the truth.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
11  He was not naturally acute of perception, but those too much undervalued his understanding who deemed that this flattering compliment would obliterate the sense of the prior insult.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIV
12  At first, it was a sort of stupefaction; but every moment was quickening her perception of the horrible evil.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLVI
13  The elderly female was a woman of wisdom and experience; she knew what was good for children; and she had a very accurate perception of what was good for herself.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER II
14  They asked her,' said Noah, who, as he grew more wakeful, seemed to have a dawning perception who Sikes was, 'they asked her why she didn't come, last Sunday, as she promised.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLVII
15  Mrs Smith would hardly have believed so soon in Mr Elliot's failure, but from the perception of there being a somebody else.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 21
Example Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
1  His analysis of the problem showed great perception.
2  We have to change the public's perception that money is being wasted.
3  My perception of the problem is quite different.
4  Drugs can alter your perception of reality.
5  Let's keep things to reality, and CNN's supposition for why this drop in perception is certainly not reality.
6  Edmund Wilson's perception gave him an unparalleled understanding of American literature and life.
7  Luke has techniques of placing images in sculptural, architectural and natural environments, distorting the viewers' perception of time and space.
8  This perception was exploited by Zeno in one of his famous paradoxes.
9  The difference is scarcely perceptible to the average reader.
10  The price increase has had no perceptible effect on sales.
11  Her foreign accent was barely perceptible.
12  There was a barely perceptible movement in his right arm.
13  His lips curved in a barely perceptible smile.
14  Pasternak gave him a barely perceptible smile.
15  He is interested in how our perceptions of death affect the way we live.