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Sample sentences for the GRE study word descry

descry can be used as a verb

1.Or in VALDARNO, to descry new Lands. - from Paradise Lost by John Milton
2.And the house of Joseph sent to descry Bethel. - from The King James Bible
3.There one could descry four dormer-windows, guarded with bars they were the windows of the Fine-Air. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
4.Nor might I not descry Of all the seven, how bulky each, how swift Nor of their several distances not learn. - from The Divine Comedy, Complete by Dante Alighieri
5.Now swell out and with stiff necks Pass on, ye sons of Eve veil not your looks, Lest they descry the evil of your pat. - from The Divine Comedy, Complete by Dante Alighieri
6.We descry above, Mirrors, ye call them thrones, from which to us Reflected shine the judgments of our God Whence these our sayings we avouch for good.. - from The Divine Comedy, Complete by Dante Alighieri
7.The Emperor had been the first, as early as mid-day, to descry with his field-glass, on the extreme horizon, something which had attracted his attention. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
8.To Beatrice on my right l bent, Looking for intimation or by word Or act, what next behoov'd and did descry Such mere effulgence in her eyes, such joy, It past all former wont. - from The Divine Comedy, Complete by Dante Alighieri
9.Then she opened the window and cast her eyes around her in every direction, hoping to descry some bit of the street, an angle of the house, an edge of pavement, so that she might be able to watch for Marius there. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

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