If one inspected an unretouched profile photo of Lincoln, pre-beard, in 1860, one can discern the changes made.
Fox News has a security guard stationed in front of its TV booth, and as best I can discern, no other network has any.
Lately though it seems the line between spin and reality is harder to discern.
The Amazing Kreskin, venerable showbiz seer, says he can discern who is telling the truth: Cain or his accusers.
In order to move forward, these sides must come together in dialogue and public debate to discern the best course forward.
In the German version—and I hope also in the French—the reader will not fail to discern some of the novelist's finest gifts.
The physical facts couldn't be denied, and beyond the physical facts I could discern nothing.
For aught I could discern, all else was clean forgot, and we lodged near him and met as friends--no more.
Within the door of the cottage you discern the wife, with her ruddy English cheek.
And if he did not, at first, understand the motives, he at least began to discern what means had been employed.
late 14c., from Old French discerner (13c.) "distinguish (between), separate" (by sifting), and directly from Latin discernere "to separate, set apart, divide, distribute; distinguish, perceive," from dis- "off, away" (see dis-) + cernere "distinguish, separate, sift" (see crisis). Related: Discerned; discerning.