He was a man that God endowed with a clear and wonderful depth, a discerner of others' spirits, and very much a master of his own.
It was an acknowledged sign of a true prophet to be a discerner of hearts.
The will, which is illegitimately stretched to include feeling, is treated as the creator as well as the discerner of reality.
In it is a cave where dwells a saint who is called ‘The discerner.’
He, however, who is obtrusive with his eyes as a discerner, how can he ever see more of anything than its foreground!
He was a lover of truth, and believed himself to be a discerner of it.
It is described as "a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart."
It is the true "discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart."
Had Hannah been a discerner of spirits to recognize the soul in that miserable little baby-body!
This clergyman, whose name the Editor is not at liberty to mention, is known to many to be a discerner of spirits.
late 14c., from Old French discerner (13c.) "distinguish (between), separate" (by sifting), and directly from Latin discernere "to separate, set apart, divide, distribute; distinguish, perceive," from dis- "off, away" (see dis-) + cernere "distinguish, separate, sift" (see crisis). Related: Discerned; discerning.