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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To discern or catch sight of in the distance.

Usage examples (35)
  • When I find that so much of my life has stolen unprofitably away, and that I can descry by retrospection scarcely a few single days properly and vigorously employed, why...
  • Verb (used with object), : The lookout descried land
  • A shape, but did thy form therein descry:
  • Shakespeare 'descry' also occurs in the sense of 'to reconnoitre.' for more
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