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This will provide a better perspective on how these two 21st century historians evaluate Tench and descry 'Aboriginal agency' in his and related documents of the time detailing the British engagements with the Aboriginal inhabitants at the inception of the colonisation of Australia.
The investment management team scoured balance sheets to descry those players that would survive the downturn and then go on to prosper in an economic rebound, and in so doing, they hit upon names like real estate company C.
The nineteenth was the first century of human sympathy,--the age when half wonderingly we began to descry in others that transfigured spark of divinity which we call Myself; when clodhopper and peasant, tramps and thieves, and millionaires and--sometimes--Negroes, became throbbing souls whose warm pulsing life touches us so nearly that we half gasped with surprise, crying, "Thou too
Murray's point is not to descry some lurking Black Power masculinism in Major's later work.
And in things yet unheard we shall descry ancient roots, in glittering visions yet unseen we shall know our own dear land
Among those paintings that Eller ascribes shrewdly--if controversially--to Giorgione is the Oxford Madonna and Child, in which he claims to descry a signature.
We today [1947] can only begin to descry what is concealed in that occurrence.
Maybe those who descry people for looking backwards in a nostalgic those-were the-days way are actually the new bores - for how can it be interesting to live as unthinkingly as many do today?
Indeed, innocence is predicated throughout Pifer's text as a lure that it is the modern novelist's task to dismantle: peering beyond the veil, we must descry the `reality' however dark.
The moon's gone: but his Sight after a few moments adjusts To the underbrush's intricacies Of shade, the high overcast's Smooth smudged charcoal, the upflung Foliate antennae edging more sharply Their arched life form, as he treads along Its track to the cliff-top, to descry The northern ness's distant chalk-face Now an almost livid non-pallor, And West the sleek panther-black sea's Slow pulse.