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
Words nearby descry
Example sentences from the Web for descry
They can descry waveless water, seemingly as tranquil as a pond.The Land of Fire|Mayne Reid
He looked hard into the branches and their wilderness of fresh leaves, but could descry nothing.There and Back|George MacDonald
And yet, and yet—as I gazed I could descry a striking resemblance to our own waterhole except that this was more shut in.A Frontier Mystery|Bertram Mitford
He is so eager to descry differences, that he overlooks similarities—nay, identities.America To-day, Observations and Reflections|William Archer
They strung themselves out along the road, they went up to the hilltops, in order to descry the carriage sooner.Brother Jacques (Novels of Paul de Kock, Volume XVII)|Charles Paul de Kock