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Plato perceived that the contemplative maiden was busy with memories of the past.

But as Philothea bent over him, she perceived a faint pulsation of the heart.

I then perceived that there was a very unusual expression in his face.

But of the arc which He disclosed no one group of His followers has as yet perceived the whole.

The enormous importance of this work will be at once perceived.

His keen eyes had perceived Mary Turner's graces of form, her loveliness of face.

It was evident that Dick perceived the futility of argument.

Even as he first perceived the fact, he saw the girl stagger.

For at first she only perceived that a dim shadow was moving under the moonlight.

Mr Verloc perceived with some surprise that he did not know really what to say to Stevie.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, via Anglo-French parceif, Old North French *perceivre (Old French perçoivre) "perceive, notice, see; recognize, understand," from Latin percipere "obtain, gather, seize entirely, take possession of," also, figuratively, "to grasp with the mind, learn, comprehend," literally "to take entirely," from per "thoroughly" (see per) + capere "to grasp, take" (see capable).

Replaced Old English ongietan. Both the Latin senses were in Old French, though the primary sense of Modern French percevoir is literal, "to receive, collect" (rents, taxes, etc.), while English uses the word almost always in the metaphorical sense. Related: Perceived; perceiving.

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