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see

verb call to mind, call up, conceive, conjure up, conjure up an image, contemplate in the imagination, envisage, envision, have a picture of, perceive, realize, view, visualize
See also: apprehend, comprehend, conceive, detect, discern, discover, note, notice, observe, perceive, pierce, realize, recognize, regard, spy, understand, watch, witness
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She saw them in an instant in their parsonage-house; saw in Lucy, the active, contriving manager, uniting at once a desire of smart appearance with the utmost frugality, and ashamed to be suspected of half her economical practices;-- pursuing her own interest in every thought, courting the favour of Colonel Brandon, of Mrs.
I still saw the snow drifting in; but nothing else was there.
The one who had been mauled," he answered readily, "and I'll swear I saw him
Having got to the top, he looked round about him and saw that he was on an island, which was covered with forest, with apples growing, and altogether pleasant as far as the land was concerned.
Senor," replied Sancho, "every country has a way of its own; perhaps here in El Toboso it is the way to build palaces and grand buildings in alleys; so I entreat your worship to let me search about among these streets or alleys before me, and perhaps, in some corner or other, I may stumble on this palace- and I wish I saw the dogs eating it for leading us such a dance.
She turned her head and saw him, then doubling abruptly made for the bushes.
The dim suggestion of the laboratory seemed presently to fall away from me, and I saw the sun hopping swiftly across the sky, leaping it every minute, and every minute marking a day.
Even then he scarcely understood what this indicated, until he heard a muffled grating sound and saw the black mark jerk forward an inch or so.
At this moment he saw the light of Planier, gleaming in front of him like a star.
I was very sorry for him, and cried when I saw him:
They had been walking about the place with some of their new friends, and were just returning to the inn to dress themselves for dining with the same family, when the sound of a carriage drew them to a window, and they saw a gentleman and a lady in a curricle driving up the street.
I saw thee once-- once only -- years ago: I must not say how many -- but not many.