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dis urn muhnt

  • n  the cognitive condition of someone who understands
  • n  delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)
  • n  perception of that which is obscure
  • n  the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations
  • n  the trait of judging wisely and objectively
    a man of discernment

  • Catholic centers at universities, including Illinois and Texas AM, report growing numbers of women entering discernment, or the official period of considering a vocation.
  • The incident revived discussions of martyrdom, evangelization, citizenship and discernment, and underlined the extent to which the West is no longer necessarily the driving .
  • At that point, her parents realized Johnson's discernment was not just a passing phase.

  • Brad Childress in Minneapolis Star Tribune
    You have to have that discernment to not do that, to say, 'I'm rolling left I probably [shouldn't] throw it back here,'Childress said, referring to the interception. "You can make it once in a while, plus you don't take a hit [or] take the...
  • Darrell Green in USA Today
    I met my wife, and within six months we got engaged,Green said. "I've just always been a guy who has a quick discernment on something. Even in business. I've always been fast. I'm fast in the things that I try to focus on, but I also have...
  • Corazon Aquino in Reuters India
    This weekend, I will be going on a spiritual retreat as I pray for discernment and divine guidance,Aquino told a news conference as supporters chanted "Noynoy, Noynoy".

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