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Perceive, 1) to become aware of, to discover, to see with the eye of the body or the mind: Ven. 317. Ven. 317 Sonn. 15, 5. 73, 13. 104, 10. Tp. V, 153. Gent. I, 1, 127. Gent. I, 1, 127 I, 3, 35. II, 1, 34. II, 1, 34 II, 1, 34 II, 1, 34 III, 1, 33. IV, 2, 66. Wiv. II, 1, 55. III, 1, 118. V, 5, 124. Meas. II, 2, 125. V, 235. V, 235 V, 235 Err. IV, 2, 2. Mids. II, 2, 155. III, 2, 193. III, 2, 193 III, 2, 193 As III, 2, 350. Shr. II, 19. H6A II, 1, 2. III, 3, 27. IV, 1, 74. H6B II, 3, 104. R3 III, 1, 191. III, 4, 56. Caes. V, 3, 13. Oth. V, 1, 106. Ant. III, 6, 80. Per. V, 1, 128 etc. With a double accus.: “who --th our natural wits too dull,” As I, 2, 55. “when you p. his blood inclined to mirth,” H4B IV, 4, 38. “where you p. them thick,” Caes. I, 1, 76. “when you above p. me like a crow,” Cymb. III, 3, 12. With an inf. without to: “if I p. the love come from her,” Ado II, 3, 234. “you shall p. them make a mutual stand,” Merch. V, 77. “when he --d me shrink and on my knee,” H6A IV, 7, 5.
2) to see through: “you p. my mind?” H6A II, 2, 59. H6B III, 1, 374. H6C III, 2, 66. H6C III, 2, 66 “lest Hector or my father should p. me,” Troil. I, 1, 36. “O, I p. you,” IV, 5, 87. “the king in this --s him, how he coasts and hedges his own way,” H8 III, 2, 38.
3) to receive (only in quibbling): “I could p. nothing at all from her, no, not so much as a ducat,” Gent. I, 1, 144 (Speed's speech; cf. II, 1, 163).
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