Example sentences for: discern

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

  • Only Pat Buchanan ( The McLaughlin Group ) and William Safire (NBC's Meet the Press ) discern a distinct pattern of play-for-pay.

  • In any event, it is hard to discern, from the arch style affected in an attempt to make dull facts interesting, just what is the origin of sow one's wild oats . In many entries, Claiborne labors the obvious, offering little or nothing we do not already know, could easily imagine, or for which the author offers no explanation.

  • It may be that the best way to read this text in the years ahead will not be with a magnifying glass, but through the looking glass--as a prism to discern what the political culture that produced Nixon shares with our own.

  • Carl Jung once observed that it is easier to discern the presence of archetypes from the collective subconscious in works of pulp fiction by writers such as H. Rider Haggard than it is in literary masterpieces.

  • ) So first we get a "technical" analyst who believes that if you look at the charts of a stock's movements over the past year, you can discern coherent patterns that will guide you in predicting when that stock's price is due to rise or fall.


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