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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adv Perceivably (same as Perceptibly)
    • ***


  • Phaedrus
    “Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden.”
  • Blaise Pascal
    “It is the heart which perceives God and not the reason. That is what faith is: God perceived by the heart, not by the reason.”
  • William James
    “Genius... means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an inhabitual way.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Young people do not perceive at once that the giver of wounds is the enemy and the quoted tattle merely the arrow.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
    “We perceive and are affected by changes too subtle to be described.”
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein
    “If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. percever—L. percipĕre, perceptumper, perfectly, capĕre, to take.


In literature:

By looking over the map, the reader will perceive the topography of the country.
"Travels and Adventures of Monsieur Violet" by Captain Marryat
Hilton perceiving the danger of his host, put out his leg so as to trip her up in her career, and she fell flat upon her face on the floor.
"Newton Forster" by Captain Frederick Marryat
I looked at him, and perceived my old acquaintance Mr Tommy Dott, grown a great deal taller; I perceived that he did not recognise me.
"Percival Keene" by Frederick Marryat
Philip awoke, and, sitting up, perceived the doctor standing by him.
"The Phantom Ship" by Frederick Marryat
All this time, my father had been at the door looking on, which she had not perceived.
"Poor Jack" by Frederick Marryat
Sophia, with her woman's instinct, was no quicker to perceive it than her husband.
"The Genius" by Margaret Horton Potter
Meanwhile the son of Atreus was wandering through the crowd like to a savage beast, if anywhere he could perceive godlike Alexander.
"The Iliad of Homer (1873)" by Homer
Never did you perceive a smile upon their long-drawn countenances.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Martin perceived it, and jumped up on his feet.
"The Settlers in Canada" by Frederick Marryat
On the contrary, the thought of the last but stings her to resentment, as he soon perceives.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
I soon perceived that he was flagging; I perceived it with increased apprehension for the result.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
His admiration was expressed in such a manner that many could perceive it.
"The White Chief" by Mayne Reid
I began to perceive forms and faces which had been hidden in the dusk of babyhood.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
The girl's quick eye perceived a horseman riding towards the ranch from one of the groves up Plum Creek.
"Out of the Depths" by Robert Ames Bennet
We often fancy we perceive what we do not perceive.
"Old-Fashioned Ethics and Common-Sense Metaphysics" by William Thomas Thornton
That same evening Martinez perceived Vorse enter Sorenson's office.
"In the Shadow of the Hills" by George C. Shedd
I perceived, that no matter who "sued," I was always "cast;" and I at length resolved on resistance.
"Confessions Of Con Cregan An Irish Gil Blas" by Charles James Lever
I perceive the meaning of thy words as little as I perceive thyself.
"The Lion of Janina" by Mór Jókai
His shortsightedness in these matters even prevented his perceiving any essential difference between a minister and an abbe.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
The understanding cannot perceive, and the senses cannot think.
"Kant's Theory of Knowledge" by Harold Arthur Prichard

In poetry:

"And wives shall in their lords be blest,
Their higher sense of right perceiving
(When possible) with love their test;
Exalting, solacing, believing
All for the test.
"Mount Arafa" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Here we begin to love and know;
And when God's willing grace perceives
The plant of Heav'n hath roots to grow,
He plucks the ranker leaves,
And doth transplant it so!
"The Riddle Head" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
How gladly would I still remain my Recha's
Father. And can I not remain so, though
I cease to wear the name. To her, to her
I still shall wear it, when she once perceives
"Nathan The Wise - Act IV" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
'Twas so, most Merciful! I do not say
I loved thy will more than the thing I sought,
I asked an earthly good, but thou perceiv'dst
Something was dearer, though I said it not.
"The Rejected Prayer" by Caroline Fry
That Christ is gracious, thou must needs perceive,
That he is God-and-Man, thou must believe —
That he's more mighty, and of greater use,
Than ought the whole creation can produce.
"Advice, To Search For The Lord Jesus Christ" by Rees Prichard
He taketh me by the hand to the hill-top of vision,
And my soul is glad when I perceive his meaning;
In the valley also he walketh beside me,
In the dark places he whispereth to my heart.
"Good Teacher" by Henry Van Dyke

In news:

How employees perceive their company's view of the future has a profound effect on a business.
How boosting your actual value and perceived value can help you increase margins for your business and make more money.
Growing attendance and revenue over the past decade do not indicate that fans are turned off by any perceived imbalance, and revenue sharing does not appear to help poor teams compete.
I had thought then that his actions might cause us as a country (or at least as a state) to consider the level of rhetoric we use against the people we perceive as our political enemies.
As opposed to chronicling this week what I perceive to be the misdeeds of others, allow me instead to discuss a couple of my own.
Cartoons attacked perceived corruption in India's political system.
100 years later, how are unions perceived.
20-40-60 Etiquette—Should I tell her she's perceived as a " slob .".
Lawsuit accuses Arundel executive of creating, withholding files illegally collected on people perceived as political threats.
S about a perceived lack of innovation among domestic manufacturers.
"When Joel and I just had the food carts (Cordes ran El Sancho), we were perceived as outsiders, and people loved us for that," he said.
It's an imperfect but revealing indication of how particular stories are perceived.
The closer you can stay to what your brand stands for in terms of relief efforts, the more impact it will have on how consumers perceive your brand and their desire to share their experience.
What we perceive will cause us to act, react or do nothing.
On the short list of things Colorado football doesn't need right now: Acoaching search that is perceived as messy.

In science:

In order for consciousness to perceive motion, we need to define a state of potential-consciousness which, when the displacement operator acts on it, does not change it.
Founding quantum theory on the basis of consciousness
The so-called seat of consciousness is not to be found anywhere in particular because the ob jects are products of consciousness; instead what can be perceived directly is not consciousness, but rather the process of the operation of consciousness and the events which occur in consciousness.
Founding quantum theory on the basis of consciousness
In light of this, one might perceive the existence of a joint quantal measure as reflecting most directly the existence for the bDαβ of trace expressions involving operators in a common Hilbert space (cf. ).
A Bell Inequality Analog in Quantum Measure Theory
Hartman et al. used a delayedmatching-to-sample task to investigate the age differences in perception and working memory. They found that older adults are slower to perceive stimuli such as color, location, and order.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
With his great mathematical intuition, he perceived a way to handle the model, and he gave me important support in the realization of my thesis.
Coincidence of Lyapunov exponents for random walks in weak random potentials
At this moment, a 3D effect can be perceived.
Stereography using a single lens
Feedback packets summarize neighborhood – and link quality information as perceived by the receiver of the beacons.
Rapid Prototyping over IEEE 802.11
It is necessary first to define the expression “a room-temperature superconductor” because some perceive it as a superconductor having a critical temperature Tc ∼ 300 K, others as a superconductor functioning at 300 K.
Route to Room-Temperature Superconductivity from a Practical Point of View
This influence is not perceivable on the usual time scales, in the sense that the Newtonian behaviour is fully recovered; however in cosmic times the effective coupling ”constant” of gravity, in the Newtonian formalism, slowly changes.
Vector field theories in cosmology
Further on, people perceive themselves as members of a subgroup, according to the theory of self categorization.
Fostering Consensus in Multidimensional Continuous Opinion Dynamics under Bounded Confidence
Urban space is of rather large scale to be seen from a single viewpoint; maps provide us with its representations by means of abstract symbols facilitating our perceiving and understanding of a city.
Comparative Study of Cities as Complex Networks
Urban space is of rather large scale to be seen from a single viewpoint; maps provide us with its representations by means of abstract symbols facilitating our perceiving and understanding of a city.
Sestieri of Venice
Perhaps the main reason is that Fieller’s confidence regions do not look like ”normal” confidence intervals and are often perceived as counter-intuitive.
A Geometric Approach to Confidence Sets for Ratios: Fieller's Theorem, Generalizations, and Bootstrap
This is because the reference point for the RA -fixed calculation is chosen at L = 700 where the deviation between the analytical and numerical results is acute as perceived from Fig. 3.
Randomness in infinitesimal extent in the McLerran-Venugopalan model
While the perceived predicting power of the news, u(t), fluctuates around its mean value of 0, it should be noted that it exhibits significant non-zero values, indicating that agents sometimes give a lot of importance to the news.
How to grow a bubble: A model of myopic adapting agents