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Dogs, we are told, have more discerning senses of smell and hearing than we do, and birds of prey can see a rodent scurrying in the grass from hundreds of feet away.
WE’RE AT HOME AMONG TREES — WHICH MIGHT BE ABLE TO SENSE OUR PRESENCERICHARD SCHIFFMANJULY 23, 2021WASHINGTON POST
As a result, startup founders are trying to become more discerning about venture funding, rather than viewing it merely as free money.
DESPITE HUNGRY VCS, DTC BRANDS ARE RETHINKING THEIR FUNDRAISING APPROACHANNA HENSELJANUARY 8, 2021DIGIDAY
The early recognition of pictured objects, of which certain animals have a measure, is often strikingly discerning.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
Had she, so observant, so discerning in her fastidious taste—had she failed to notice the small detail too?
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Discerning a dark object among the branches, he shrinks back, crosses stage, and goes out through the wood to the left.
FIFTY CONTEMPORARY ONE-ACT PLAYSVARIOUS
After dinner, the discerning eye of the co-mother-in-law divines the work of darkness.
THE PETTY TROUBLES OF MARRIED LIFE, COMPLETEHONORE DE BALZAC
It was, she knew, a precious privilege to know a poet, and to see the natural and spiritual worlds through his discerning eyes.
COUNTRY NEIGHBORSALICE BROWN
She came closer to him, looking up from her compact little five-feet-two with discerning eyes.
WITH EDGED TOOLSHENRY SETON MERRIMAN
It is significant that some of the discerning admire him for one phase of his work, some for another.
THE LETTERS OF AMBROSE BIERCEAMBROSE BIERCE
Not the most discerning observer would have imagined he felt a twinge of regret over his failure.
RED PEPPER BURNSGRACE S. RICHMOND
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
AUGUST 5, 2021
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WORDS RELATED TO DISCERNING

  • Einstein
  • astute
  • bright
  • brilliant
  • canny
  • clever
  • discerning
  • discriminating
  • nobody's fool
  • perceptive
  • perspicacious
  • quick
  • sagacious
  • sapient
  • sensitive
  • sharp
  • sharp as a tack
  • shrewd
  • whiz
  • wise
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