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Word: discerning

Definition: mentally quick and observant; having insight; perceptive; able to make good judgments; V. discern: perceive


Sentences Containing 'discerning'

Elizabeth, who had expected to find in her as acute and unembarrassed an observer as ever Mr. Darcy had been, was much relieved by discerning such different feelings.
His artwork has been displayed in the U.S. and abroad, and on the walls of discerning collectors and the collections of celebrities like Jay Leno, Neil Diamond, and Elton John.
In that race she took on a field of nine of the best fillies that the country had to offer and beat two stakes winners in True Call and Discerning.
Known for his discerning taste and shrewd collecting instincts, Kann shocked the art world in 1927 by auctioning off (at the American Art Association, New York City) most of his Old Master collection (including works by Bruegel, Cimabue, Fragonard, Pollaiuolo, Rubens and Tintoretto) in order to concentrate on the acquisition of 19th-century and modern art, which he collected vigorously over the following decade.
To the discerning collector over a dozen different die casts have been identified, affecting the relative rarity of each specimen found.
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