Definition of descry:
learn, get, witness, sight, discern, hit, run down, look, find out, hunt, blemish, view, observe, mind, catch, spy, tell apart, rummage, perceive, ascertain, scout, ferret, spot, knowledge, blob, sleuth, blot, recognise, mark, turn up, eye, stag, snoop, fleck, make out, detect, distinguish, rout, recognize, glimpse, note, behold, determine, espy, nose out, discriminate, notice, root, regard, discover, dredge, track, see, dig up, scare up, remark, pick out, locate, dig out.
Not a single habitation of man could I descry, nor any vestige of a human being, except that mass of something upon the rock far down beneath be one, and I think it is, for I see the sheep- dog ever returning again and again to the same spot.- "The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete", Charles James Lever (1806-1872).
I ran with the leaders, my stature and strength standing me in good stead more than once, and as we twisted into Northwest Street I took a glance at the mob behind me, and great was my anxiety at not being able to descry one responsible person.- "Richard Carvel, Complete", Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009.
- "The Bible in Spain", George Borrow.