descry (v.) Old form(s): descryed , discribde, discried , discry
catch sight of, make out, espy, discover
AC III.vii.54[Messenger to Antony, of Caesar] he is descried
E3 I.ii.50[Messenger to King David] We might descry a mighty host of men
E3 III.i.62[Mariner to King John] Near to the coast I have descried .. / The proud armado of King Edward's ships
E3 V.i.131[Salisbury to King Edward, of the army surrounding Prince Edward] there we did descry / Down in a valley how both armies lay
KL IV.v.13[Regan to Oswald] Edmund, I think, is gone ... to descry / The strength o'th' enemy
Luc.538[Tarquin to Lucrece] marks descried in men's nativity / Are nature's faults
Oth II.i.4[First Gentleman to Montano] I cannot 'twixt the heaven and the main / Descry a sail
Per epilogue.V.iii.7[Gower alone] In Helicanus may you well descry / A figure of truth
Per I.iv.60[Lord to Cleon] We have descried ... / A portly sail of ships
R3 V.iii.9[King Richard to all] Who hath descried the number of the traitors?
TS I.i.229[Lucentio to Biondello] I killed a man, and fear I was descried
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