realising the end was near, he asked to be flown back to England.
He sprang from the car, and I followed, realising that this was no time for questions.
Then the keen sting of disappointment prevented him from realising his position.
Aliandra moved a little, realising that she was falling under the man's influence.
But Robert was some time in finding his opening, in realising any fraction of his dream.
The Rector raised one hand as if to protest, and then, realising the situation, refrained from speaking.
She was recalling what had been—realising what must henceforth be, in its fullest meaning.
She swerved aside into the reeds presently, realising now whither she went.
I've been realising it since the first post this morning, Sylvia.
She turned round quickly, realising the presence of the seven ladies.
1610s, "bring into existence," from French réaliser "make real" (16c.), from Middle French real "actual" (see real (adj.)). Sense of "understand clearly, make real in the mind" is first recorded 1775. Sense of "obtain, amass" is from 1753. Related: Realized; realizing.