Discern in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Discern

(transitive) To detect with the senses, especially with the eyes. | (transitive) To perceive, recognize, or comprehend with the mind; to descry. | (transitive) To distinguish something as being different from something else; to differentiate.

Short Example Sentence for Discern

  • 1. I walked to the window; tried to discern the landscape through the glass. 🔊
  • 2. It preyed upon his mind, as we could discern by his morose expression. 🔊
  • 3. Far away he could discern the outline of the brooding Louvre. 🔊
  • 4. But I could discern no trace of such a mood about either of them. 🔊
  • 5. Looking round, Amazed, he could discern no face he knew. 🔊

How to use Discern in a Sentence?

  • 1. Millicent taught me to sing from notes and to discern the aspect of the key-board. 🔊
  • 2. Our passenger was quick to discern the course, and became quite excited again. 🔊
  • 3. But as now we sound it in quies and quiesco, the judiciouse ear may discern tuae soundes. 🔊
  • 4. We looked keenly hither and thither, but could discern no trace of human existence. 🔊
  • 5. As he drew nearer, he could faintly discern the forms of two men in the chamber. 🔊
  • 6. Even from where they stood they could discern a sudden activity in the Austrian lines. 🔊
  • 7. Thus we can discern from the first the direction which Greek religion must take. 🔊
  • 8. The surprise came later when he was able to discern that Gray was leading his horse with him. 🔊
  • 9. And so much hidden poison lies therein Which scarce can you discern from medicine. 🔊
  • 10. I half-raised my feeble frame to try what objects I could discern through the gloom. 🔊
  • 11. Gray was able to discern more clearly now how worn out the poor creature was by all it had gone through. 🔊
  • 12. It occurred to her now that she might possibly discern the leading of the pillar of cloud from self-betrayal on his part. 🔊
  • 13. There are certain horrible situations in which we come to no decision till the moment when our friends discern our dishonor. 🔊
  • 14. A little way off they could discern the outlines of high piles of lumber and beyond these several buildings. 🔊
  • 15. You must reach out into the great current of life that is about them, and discern the direction and power of that current. 🔊
  • 16. Did he by some powerful intuition discern she was within hearing distance, or was he in his disappointment rehearsing to her empty chair? 🔊
  • 17. Were not the soul originally possessed of and dominated by the idea of good, it could never discern it elsewhere. 🔊
  • 18. What of "science" will remain to them if the idea which endeavours to discern the causes of the facts is banished? 🔊
  • 19. I could discern what appeared to be the habitations of men on different parts of the lake; but there was not a tree or a shrub to be seen. 🔊
  • 20. The arrows of death fly unseen at noonday; the sharpest sight can't discern them. 🔊
  • 21. He was in a situation to discern what sort of Whig principles they entertained with whom it was his wish to form an eternal connection. 🔊
  • 22. He could discern pink and white and blue and gold; but the indeterminate shades, the subtleties and mysteries of charm were enigmatical to him. 🔊
  • 23. For if your father should discern your fear, He'll think you conscious of a fault. 🔊
  • 24. On this day he could discern a white, red, or yellow color, particularly when bright and shining. 🔊
  • 25. Bill thought he could just discern the first outlines of the big trees; then all was dark, and the amphibian roared on into the maw of black night. 🔊
  • 26. He would seem to have far to go, but yet to be certainly drawing nearer to his home, which indeed he seems to discern afar off. 🔊
  • 27. He stumbled on across the sand hillocks, and presently could discern a huddled figure on the ground, with its back propped up against a hillock. 🔊
  • 28. Moreover, I satisfied myself by experiments, that the patient could not in the least discern objects by sight. 🔊
  • 29. Soon, a faint gray mass to my right, the palace itself loomed up, but the blanket of mist was too thick for me to discern windows or doors. 🔊
  • 30. Her farthest imagination could discern no traces of chagrin, and Maria looked unusually well that day in a new suit. 🔊
  • 31. Said I not unto thee that I discern no more between the darkness and the light, between the shadow and the substance? 🔊
  • 32. Philosophy awakes in the spirit of governments and nations the wisdom to discern what is essentially and actually right and reasonable in the real world. 🔊
  • 33. The dark cabin, wherein, descending from the sunshiny deck, it was difficult to discern the furniture, looking-glasses, and mahogany wainscoting. 🔊
  • 34. To try to discern one by the methods created for the other is like what George Eliot says of putting on spectacles to detect odors. 🔊
  • 35. And on the first day he was with King Arthur thereas he was set on high upon a scaffold to discern who was best worthy of his deeds. 🔊