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.

How to use Discern in a Sentence?

  • Millicent taught me to sing from notes and to discern the aspect of the key-board.
  • Our passenger was quick to discern the course, and became quite excited again.
  • But as now we sound it in quies and quiesco, the judiciouse ear may discern tuae soundes.
  • We looked keenly hither and thither, but could discern no trace of human existence.
  • As he drew nearer, he could faintly discern the forms of two men in the chamber.
  • Even from where they stood they could discern a sudden activity in the Austrian lines.
  • Thus we can discern from the first the direction which Greek religion must take.
  • The surprise came later when he was able to discern that Gray was leading his horse with him.
  • And so much hidden poison lies therein Which scarce can you discern from medicine.
  • I half-raised my feeble frame to try what objects I could discern through the gloom.
  • Gray was able to discern more clearly now how worn out the poor creature was by all it had gone through.
  • It occurred to her now that she might possibly discern the leading of the pillar of cloud from self-betrayal on his part.
  • There are certain horrible situations in which we come to no decision till the moment when our friends discern our dishonor.
  • A little way off they could discern the outlines of high piles of lumber and beyond these several buildings.
  • You must reach out into the great current of life that is about them, and discern the direction and power of that current.
  • Did he by some powerful intuition discern she was within hearing distance, or was he in his disappointment rehearsing to her empty chair?
  • Were not the soul originally possessed of and dominated by the idea of good, it could never discern it elsewhere.
  • What of "science" will remain to them if the idea which endeavours to discern the causes of the facts is banished?
  • 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.
  • The arrows of death fly unseen at noonday; the sharpest sight can't discern them.
  • 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.
  • He could discern pink and white and blue and gold; but the indeterminate shades, the subtleties and mysteries of charm were enigmatical to him.
  • For if your father should discern your fear, He'll think you conscious of a fault.
  • On this day he could discern a white, red, or yellow color, particularly when bright and shining.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Moreover, I satisfied myself by experiments, that the patient could not in the least discern objects by sight.
  • 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.
  • Her farthest imagination could discern no traces of chagrin, and Maria looked unusually well that day in a new suit.
  • Said I not unto thee that I discern no more between the darkness and the light, between the shadow and the substance?
  • 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.
  • The dark cabin, wherein, descending from the sunshiny deck, it was difficult to discern the furniture, looking-glasses, and mahogany wainscoting.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Short Example Sentence for Discern

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

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