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Synonyms for descry

Synonyms for descry

to perceive and fix the identity of, especially with difficulty

to perceive, especially barely or fleetingly

to perceive with a special effort of the senses or the mind

Synonyms for descry

catch sight of

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Joseph is at her best when descrying the limitations of gender.
NO DOUBT there will be serious-minded commentators descrying the further dumbing-down of television with the announcement of a new Popstars-style programme.
And far from descrying this state of affairs, the cessation of these duties for a brief period causes Reta to be filled with terror.
And I would much rather bear the burden for descrying and witnessing to the blood and stone I see within those hallowed pages than to be accused of eviscerating the text with piety or betraying it with sweetness and vacuity.
Panichas has a special affinity with Kirk, from whom he borrows several terms, notably "the moral imagination" (which might be defined as that faculty for descrying man as a being flawed by sin but beloved of God and meant for eternity) and "the permanent things" (a phrase coined by T.
I'm not descrying other places but I just felt I would learn more in there.
So let's leave it at that, and let me say that the other day I had a sort of epiphany -- a series of jumbled events and thoughts that led me to a personal insight descrying some order in the seemingly disordered world of American dance.
Carrying signs and banners descrying the drug giant's actions, the protesters chanted slogans such as "How do you spell greed?
ROBERT STOREY remarks that he has difficulty in descrying a definition of art and literature in the target essay.