Example sentences for: discern

How can you use “discern” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • A few reviewers discern "tongue-in-cheek" humor in the use of sex symbol Gibson as a "poster boy for schizophrenia," and declare the film smarter than "other high-ticket summer fare" (Jack Mathews, Newsday ). (Click here for the Conspiracy Theory site.)

  • Like Shakespeare's works and the Bible, the TP, a three-page document, has inspired numerous schools of thought that disagree on the meaning of seemingly banal phrases and discern the handiwork of different authors.

  • The differences are hard to discern, but no matter, for the book is a user-friendly excursion through the history of the language, with many good examples of loanwords, derivations, and other linguistic incunabula, curiosa, and paraphernalia interestingly presented in a lively fashion by a good writer.

  • From these and many other examples in the literature, one can begin to discern several of the elements that, when present together, elevate investigations in computational biology to a level at which ordinary biologists take serious notice.

  • Critics claimed to discern superfluous gloss, but what she did was to apply the invigorating rhetoric of of gloss to the supposedly unglamorous, and thereby encourage reades to try what they might otherwise disdain; only thus can I account for her kindly tolerance of my grimmer taste.


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