discovered

[ dih-skuhv-er ]SEE DEFINITION OF discovered
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He had discovered years before that he was sometimes able thus to puzzle her momentarily.

But this slab of black basalt was different from anything that had ever been discovered.

We do not know which genius first discovered the use of pottery but he deserves a statue.

I named it the Alexander Spring, after my brother, who discovered it.

They made maps of the sky and they discovered the first five planets.

She discovered that Emma's conjecture had been only too correct.

I answer, there are none to be had; such must be discovered by each for himself.

This was no sandybedded river like others we had discovered.

Glancing about her she discovered that it came from a room half under ground.

When I discovered that I was unfit to hold that trust any longer, I quit.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "divulge, reveal, disclose," from Old French descovrir "uncover, unroof, unveil, reveal, betray," from Late Latin discooperire, from Latin dis- "opposite of" (see dis-) + cooperire "to cover up" (see cover). At first with a sense of betrayal or malicious exposure (discoverer originally meant "informant"); the meaning "to obtain knowledge or sight of what was not known" is from 1550s. Related: Discovered; discovering.

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