Origin of discovery
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Examples from the Web for discovery
In fact, I wrote 212 pages of a novel called The Discovery of Sex that was bought, and I pulled it.Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination
December 26, 2014
The longtime pals—and co-stars of The Interview—stripped down and tried to survive on the Discovery Channel reality series.James Franco and Seth Rogen Get ‘Naked and Afraid’… And It’s Hilarious
December 8, 2014
Rice had received this video in discovery during his criminal case, but it had not been aired publicly, as had the first video.The $44 Million Teflon Don of the NFL
November 30, 2014
Much has been said about Stuxnet in the years since its discovery.How Obama Endangered Us All With Stuxnet
November 13, 2014
He also believes in aliens, which he divulged on the Discovery Channel special Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking.The Other Side of Stephen Hawking: Strippers, Aliens, and Disturbing Abuse Claims
November 6, 2014
But what would be the effect of the other discovery we have imagined?
There was no danger of discovery on his approach, for it was a wild night of wind and rain.Way of the Lawless
But the discovery and punishment of the other guilty ones will.Within the Law
The only dread she had was of the discovery of her escapade by the hospital authorities.
The discovery of Tillie's hiding-place interested but did not thrill him.
- the act, process, or an instance of discovering
- a person, place, or thing that has been discovered
- law the compulsory disclosure by a party to an action of relevant documents in his possession
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Word Origin and History for discovery
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