She was five miles from us, and looked like a dark mass, hardly discernible
A number of fishing-smacks and coasting boats, some retaining the fantastic fashion of ancient galleys, were discernible
on the Red Sea.
At one corner, where the foliage became so thick as almost to shut out day, a large stone bench and sundry rustic seats indicated that this sheltered spot was either in general favor or particular use by some inhabitant of the house, which was faintly discernible
through the dense mass of verdure that partially concealed it, though situated but a hundred paces off.
He uttered an exclamation of delight, for the large handwriting of Porthos was discernible
, and underneath some lines traced by his worthy spouse.
One side of this space was occupied by the square front of the Province House, three stories high, and surmounted by a cupola, on the top of which a gilded Indian was discernible
, with his bow bent and his arrow on the string, as if aiming at the weathercock on the spire of the Old South.
The day was calm and cloudless, and the atmosphere so pure that objects were discernible
at an astonishing distance.
And as we stood near the taffrail side by side, my captain and I, looking at it, hardly discernible
already, but still quite close-to on our quarter, he remarked in a meditative tone:
Their lives have no discernible
echo beyond the neighbourhood where they dwelt, but you are almost sure to find there some good piece of road, some building, some application of mineral produce, some improvement in farming practice, some reform of parish abuses, with which their names are associated by one or two generations after them.
The French had then held possession of the Marquesas some time, and already prided themselves upon the beneficial effects of their jurisdiction, as discernible
in the deportment of the natives.
Its wandering and wild glances fell at this moment upon the head of the bed, over which the face of its master, rigid with horror, was just discernible
For a little distance the water was discernible
, glistening, as the glare from the fire danced over its surface, touching it here and there with red quivering streaks; but, at a hundred feet from the shore, there lay a boundary of impenetrable gloom.
So far, however, are objects discernible
in the pure atmosphere of these elevated plains, that, from the place where they first descried the main mountain, they had to travel a hundred and fifty miles before they reached its base.