[ dih-sur-ner, -zur- ]


  1. a person who perceives or detects something:

    As leaders in the school, we have to be critical discerners of the things brought to our attention.

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There I was, sitting in the grass, smiling upward for no reason they could discern.

That would be a really cool outcome, if you can discern things that are more subtle than the Giant’s Causeway, and hitting a rock with a hammer and seeing what the shards look like.

The website for it offers information for people to discern for themselves whether it’s worth getting.

When it comes to physical fatigue, it may be easier of the two to discern.

Such subtle distinctions could take many years to discern, but now with the first local example on the books, the challenge seems less daunting than before.

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.

The will, which is illegitimately stretched to include feeling, is treated as the creator as well as the discerner of reality.

I could but smile at the young discerner whose thoughts agreed so fully with my own.

This clergyman, whose name the Editor is not at liberty to mention, is known to many to be a discerner of spirits.

It is said in one place that the "Word of God is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart."


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