01. Scientists have [discovered] a gene which may explain why some people become alcoholics.
02. The [discovery] that his father was still alive was a great shock to him.
03. She [discovered] she was adopted when she found her birth certificate.
04. The stolen money was [discovered] in a paper bag in the freezer in the robber's apartment.
05. The body of the victim was [discovered] in a lake near the murderer's summer home.
06. Gold was [discovered] in the Yukon in 1896.
07. Italian police announced today the [discovery] of a number of previously stolen priceless artworks in an abandoned house in Naples.
08. According to Plato, you can [discover] more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
09. Frank Herbert once remarked that the beginning of knowledge is the [discovery] of something we do not understand.
10. When you look at cows, you should remember that the greatest scientists in the world have never [discovered] how to turn grass into milk.
11. Mark Van Doren once suggested that the art of teaching is the art of assisting [discovery].
12. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi once said that [discovery] consists of seeing what everybody has seen, and thinking what nobody has thought.
13. There is a Malagasy proverb which states that sadness is a valuable treasure only [discovered] in people you love.
14. Anthelme Brillat-Savarin once said that the [discovery] of a new dish does more for human happiness than the [discovery] of a new star.
15. The dodo bird became extinct less than 100 years after being [discovered] by the Dutch.
16. Tea was [discovered] in China more than 5,000 years ago.
17. In 1981, a box containing ashes of the Buddha was [discovered] in a town near Beijing.
18. In 1972, Japanese soldier Shoichi Yokoi was [discovered] on Guam, having spent 28 years hiding in the jungle thinking World War Two was still going on.
19. The space probe [discovered] numerous channels on Mars that closely resemble dry riverbeds on Earth.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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  • Discover — Dis*cov er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Discovered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Discovering}.] [OE. discoveren, discuren, descuren, OF. descovrir, descouvrir, F. d[ e]couvrir; des (L. dis ) + couvrir to cover. See {Cover}.] 1. To uncover. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Discover — Dis*cov er, v. i. To discover or show one s self. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] This done, they discover. Decker. [1913 Webster] Nor was this the first time that they discovered to be followers of this world. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • discover — discover, invent To discover something is to find something that was hidden or not known; to invent something is to devise it by human effort: Halley discovered a comet and Galileo invented a telescope. Information as well as physical things can… …   Modern English usage

  • discover — [di skuv′ər] vt. [ME discoveren < OFr descovrir < LL discooperire, to discover, reveal: see DIS & COVER] 1. to be the first to find out, see, or know about 2. to find out; learn of the existence of; realize 3. to be the first nonnative… …   English World dictionary

  • discover — c.1300, divulge, reveal, disclose, from O.Fr. descovrir uncover, unroof, unveil, reveal, betray, from L.L. discooperire, from L. dis opposite of (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + cooperire to cover up (see COVER (Cf. cover)). At first with a sense of… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • discover — ► VERB 1) find unexpectedly or in the course of a search. 2) become aware of (a fact or situation). 3) be the first to find or observe (a place, substance, or scientific phenomenon). DERIVATIVES discoverable adjective discoverer noun …   English terms dictionary

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