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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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As to the opinions which are truly and wholly mine, I offer no apology for them as new, -- persuaded as I am that if their reasons be well considered they will be found to be so simple and so conformed, to common sense as to appear less extraordinary and less paradoxical than any others which can be held on the same subjects; nor do I even boast of being the earliest discoverer of any of them, but only of having adopted them, neither because they had nor because they had not been held by others, but solely because reason has convinced me of their truth.
I have learned since that, so far from my being the first discoverer of the Martian overthrow, several such wanderers as myself had already discovered this on the previous night.
Zaccone, -- son of a shipowner of Malta, discoverer of a mine in Thessaly, now visiting Paris for the first time, -- what interest, I say, can he take in discovering a gloomy, mysterious, and useless fact like this?
It was somewhere near the Cape - THE Cape being, of course, the Cape of Good Hope, the Cape of Storms of its Portuguese discoverer.
As agreeing with much previously mentioned in this narrative I may here observe that Mendanna, their discoverer, in his account of the Marquesas, described the natives as wondrously beautiful to behold, and as nearly resembling the people of southern Europe.
The last voyage of that renowned but unfortunate discoverer, Captain Cook, had made known the vast quantities of the sea-otter to be found along that coast, and the immense prices to be obtained for its fur in China.
At a short distance beyond the suburbs of Vanity we passed the ancient silver mine, of which Demas was the first discoverer, and which is now wrought to great advantage, supplying nearly all the coined currency of the world.
And with some notion of being complimentary goes on to say that only the eyes of the discoverer of so many wonders of art could have discovered something so marvellous in life.
Every great discoverer has been met with the same incredulity--the sure brand of a generation of fools.
I would go to America, and see, and learn, and return to the Campagna and stand before my countrymen an illustrious discoverer.
Because the history of nature is charactered in his brain, therefore is he the prophet and discoverer of her secrets.
This intrepid discoverer proposes to traverse all Africa from east to west IN A BALLOON.