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Percipient   /pərsˈɪpiənt/  /pərsˈɪpjənt/   Listen

Characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving.  Synonym: clear.  "A percipient author"

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"Percipient" Quotes from Famous Books

... to consider the percipient mind. Men's minds have limited and imperfect faculties and capabilities. That which is good, or true, or beautiful, to one mind can hardly be the same in the same way and degree to any other mind. It is true—as some writers have stated, but none ...
— Southern Literature From 1579-1895 • Louise Manly

... some not understood connection of cause and effect between the death or other crisis at one end and the perception representing the person affected by the crisis at the other end, point out that such hallucinations, or other effects on the percipient, exist in a regular rising scale of potency and perceptibility. Suppose that 'A's' death in Yorkshire is to affect the consciousness of 'B' in Surrey before he knows anything about the fact (suppose it for the sake of argument), ...
— The Making of Religion • Andrew Lang

... pure benevolence, have not considered with sufficient accuracy the nature of mind, feeling and will. To understand," they say, "is one thing, and to choose another." The clearest proposition that ever was stated, has, in itself, no tendency to produce voluntary action on the part of the percipient. It can be only something apprehended as agreeable or disagreeable to us, that can operate so as to determine the will. Such is the law of universal nature. We act from the impulse of our own desires and ...
— Thoughts on Man - His Nature, Productions and Discoveries, Interspersed with - Some Particulars Respecting the Author • William Godwin

... underlying each group of phenomena. These substrata were but the ghosts of the phenomena themselves; behind the tree or the mountain a sort of phantom tree or mountain, which persists after the body of perception has gone away with the departure of the percipient mind. Clearly this is no scientific interpretation of the facts, but is rather a specimen of naive barbaric thought surviving in metaphysics. The tree or mountain being groups of phenomena, what we assert as persisting independently of the percipient mind ...
— A Candid Examination of Theism • George John Romanes

Words linked to "Percipient" :   finder, hearer, attender, watcher, spotter, eyeglass wearer, auditor, seer, witnesser, audile, person, visualiser, observer, motile, visualizer, looker, spectator, viewer, individual, discoverer, discerning, somebody, mortal, listener, someone, perceive, witness, informant, soul, noticer

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