unperceived, so intent was Hooker, Herbert stood and watched for several minutes.
The death is slow and unperceived, but it is sure; and it is a death that has no resurrection.
Now and then a leaf rustled, or the scent of some animal, unperceived by his own nostrils, caused his horse to snort and stamp.
The Vicomte—a little man, as I have said—slipped in unperceived.
"Glad to see you admirin' it, missie," he said one morning, coming up behind her unperceived.
I drew back, as I hoped, unperceived, but the eye of an Indian was too keen.
She told her son to watch and see whether any one ate part of it unperceived.
The darkness was passionate and breathing with immense, unperceived heaving.
The Dominie cast a look at Mary, which was intended for her alone, but which was not unperceived by young Tom or me.
But, as it happened, that girlish scrutiny was not unperceived by Archie.
c.1300, via Anglo-French parceif, Old North French *perceivre (Old French perçoivre) "perceive, notice, see; recognize, understand," from Latin percipere "obtain, gather, seize entirely, take possession of," also, figuratively, "to grasp with the mind, learn, comprehend," literally "to take entirely," from per "thoroughly" (see per) + capere "to grasp, take" (see capable).
Replaced Old English ongietan. Both the Latin senses were in Old French, though the primary sense of Modern French percevoir is literal, "to receive, collect" (rents, taxes, etc.), while English uses the word almost always in the metaphorical sense. Related: Perceived; perceiving.
perceive per·ceive (pər-sēv')
v. per·ceived, per·ceiv·ing, per·ceives
To become aware of directly through any of the senses, especially sight or hearing.
To achieve understanding of; apprehend.