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Sample sentences for the GRE study word discern

discern can be used as a
discern can be used as a adj

1.The average American man or woman is a COMBINATION of some two of these types with a third discernible in the background. - from How to Analyze People on Sight by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
2.No crowd was about the door no people were discernible at any of the many windows not even a chance passerby was in the street. - from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
3.A number of fishing-smacks and coasting boats, some retaining the fantastic fashion of ancient galleys, were discernible on the Red Sea. - from Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
4.It was spacious, and I dare say had once been handsome, but every discernible thing in it was covered with dust and mould, and dropping to pieces. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
5.He was as eloquent as he had been valiant a sword was discernible in his speech. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
6.A furious sword-cut had scarred his face, where nothing was discernible but blood. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
7.It grew so dark, that the figures on the dial-plate were scarcely discernible but there the two old gentlemen continued to sit, in silence, with the watch between them. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
8.The whales had irregularly settled bodily down into the blue, thus giving no distantly discernible token of the movement, though from his closer vicinity Ahab had observed it. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
9.But strangest of all is the circumstance, that in more instances than one, when the body has been recovered, not a single mark of violence is discernible the man being stark dead. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville

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