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The English detected at once the maneuver of their opponents.

In his father's face this could not be detected, on account of the beard.

She grew red and redder, just as if Otto had detected her in something mischievous.

One day he was detected and captured by the priests and made their slave.

Neither could anything radically wrong be detected in the plans.

There had been a wistfulness, so rarely in Martin's voice, that Rose had detected it instantly.

But it was in vain for our hero to argue the point; he was detected—no matter how or by whom.

The first day was now ended, and our hero had been detected but once.

Were you ever detected in the crime of blushing, in your life, Mrs. O'Connor?

O'Mooney was detected a fourth time, and this time he was not ashamed.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Latin detectus, past participle of detegere "uncover, expose," figuratively "discover, reveal, disclose," from de- "un-, off" (see de-) + tegere "to cover" (see stegosaurus). Related: Detected; detecting.

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