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They loved the beauties of nature, and had a keen sense for discovering them.

He went away with the determination of discovering the sick man, Sampson Wilmot.

There was no difficulty in discovering whose was the power behind the throne.

I did not take long in discovering what it was right to do with Adrien.

Every great step in our progress in discovering causes has been made in exactly the same way as that which I have detailed to you.

But Roberts was paid a lot of money, was n't he, for discovering that process?

Discovering none he remained where he was and blushed for the company.

I had not been learning my world and discovering Man to no purpose all this while.

For this reason he was not long in discovering many an eager aspirant to his friendship.

Men are discovering that human beings are finer than they had supposed.

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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