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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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for I hope the reader need not be told, that I do not in the least intend my own country, in what I say upon this occasion,) a great number of persons concerned were called up; and, upon a very slight examination, discovered such a scene of infamy, that I cannot reflect upon it without some seriousness.
Fortunately the room I had selected was untenanted, and creeping noiselessly to the corridor beyond I discovered a light in the apartments ahead of me.
It was not until the next day that they discovered a pair of fine bulls on the edge of the plain, among rocks and ravines.
For the Wizard of Oz, when he stole the throne from Ozma's father, hid the girl in some secret place; and by means of a magical trick with which I am not familiar he also managed to prevent her being discovered -- even by so experienced a Sorceress as myself.
Doubtless they told him of our quest and he hastened on ahead of us, discovered the cave and stole the document.
His own life depended upon the chance of his eluding, or outdistancing Achmet Zek, when that worthy should have discovered that he had escaped.
Our scientific chief had discovered a process something like what is called electrotyping nowadays, as I imagine.
The doctor looked at her with a sardonic smile; he thought it likely that he had discovered her sweetheart.
Since he was struck off the Rolls Old Sharon has discovered that the straight way is, on the whole, the best way, even in a man's own interests.
It was afterwards discovered that these were no other than the apartments formerly occupied by Lord Montbarry (on the first floor), and by Baron Rivar
He discovered himself to be in a bare room which was windowless, nor could he see any other opening than that through which he had been lowered.
I have only now discovered that he obtained these recommendations from his friends under a false pretense, which it is needless to trouble you by mentioning in detail.

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