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discover

verb ascertain, awake to, become innormed, behold, bring to light, chance upon, cognoscere, collect knowledge, come to know, come upon, deduce, descry, detect, determine, diagnose, discern, elicit, encounter, expose, ferret out, find out, get a glimpse of, identify, invenire, investigate, learn, learn for a certainty, learn of, locate, manifest, observe, perceive, realize, see, turn up, uncover, understand, unearth, unravel
Associated concepts: discover facts and information known by an adverse party, discovered negligence, doctrine of discovered peril, proceeding to discover assets
See also: ascertain, detect, discern, disinter, educe, expose, ferret, initiate, invent, locate, manifest, note, notice, observe, perceive, pierce, recognize, solve, spy
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It would be too much in keeping with the scene to excite surprise, were we to look about us and discover a form, beloved, but gone hence, now sitting quietly in a streak of this magic moonshine, with an aspect that would make us doubt whether it had returned from afar, or had never once stirred from our fireside.
And so they would drink together, and if the tramp was sufficiently wretched-looking, or good enough at the "gab," they might have two; and if they were to discover that they were from the same country, or had lived in the same city or worked at the same trade, they might sit down at a table and spend an hour or two in talk--and before they got through the saloon-keeper would have taken in a dollar.
But what more or other is to be known of Miss Ophelia our reader must discover by a personal acquaintance.
If my esteemed neighbor, the State's ambassador, who will devote his days to the settlement of the question of human rights in the Council Chamber, instead of being threatened with the prisons of Carolina, were to sit down the prisoner of Massachusetts, that State which is so anxious to foist the sin of slavery upon her sister--though at present she can discover only an act of inhospitality to be the ground of a quarrel with her--the Legislature would not wholly waive the subject of the following winter.
he didn't grasp the situation at all, didn't know he had walked into a trap, didn't discover that he was IN a trap.
Norah's next employers may discover you; and Norah may throw up a situation next time which we may never be able to find for her again.
There are some of us now reaching middle age who discover themselves to be lamenting the past in one respect if in none other, that there are no books written now for children comparable with those of thirty years ago.
I could plainly discover whence one family derives a long chin; why a second has abounded with knaves for two generations, and fools for two more; why a third happened to be crack-brained, and a fourth to be sharpers; whence it came, what Polydore Virgil says of a certain great house, NEC VIR FORTIS, NEC FOEMINA CASTA; how cruelty, falsehood, and cowardice, grew to be characteristics by which certain families are distinguished as much as by their coats of arms; who first brought the pox into a noble house, which has lineally descended scrofulous tumours to their posterity.
Our chief desire was to discover some new road by which we might avoid having anything to do with the Turks.
This has been sufficient to make me alter my purpose of publishing them; for although the reasons by which I had been induced to take this resolution were very strong, yet my inclination, which has always been hostile to writing books, enabled me immediately to discover other considerations sufficient to excuse me for not undertaking the task.
We could see them as they filed out of the pass, just for an instant, before they were lost to view behind a friendly ridge; to us a most providential ridge; since, had they been in view for any great length of time, they scarcely could have failed to discover us.
At early dawn they scrutinized the surrounding plain, to discover whether any enemies had been lurking about during the night; not a foot-print, however, was to be discovered in the coarse gravel with which the plain was covered.