verb (used with object), de·scried, de·scry·ing.
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Origin of descry
OTHER WORDS FROM descryde·scri·er, nounun·de·scried, adjectiveun·de·scry·ing, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH descrydecry, descry
Example sentences from the Web for descry
Charles Lamb once, while riding in company with a lady, descried a party denuded for swimming a little way off.
But he was wrong, for she descried the novel screen of the old dress which floated round the man's head as a kind of turban.Balsamo, The Magician|Alexander Dumas
No doubt he descried in the movement a chance for a diversion of the public mind from obnoxious topics.
Just as the tug was making in at the village pier, Hal descried the figure of Captain Foster just stepping on to the pier.Uncle Sam's Boys as Lieutenants|H. Irving Hancock
After about half an hour we heard voices ahead, and descried the shapes of horses and men.The Relief of Mafeking|Filson Young