Examples of discerning in a Sentence
- Why should a discerning writer concern himself with such movies as Troy, Alexander, or 300? The answer is that he is uniquely qualified to transmute such trash into illuminating visions of the culturally confused age in which we live. —G. W. Bowersock, New York Review of Books, 6 Nov. 2008
- Many of FreshDirect's customers say they are using the service because food shopping in Manhattan can be agonizing. But the question is whether discerning food shoppers will trust it. —Florence Fabricant, New York Times, 6 Nov. 2002
- Who reads short stories? one is asked, and I like to think that they are read by men and women in the dentist's office, waiting to be called to the chair; they are read on transcontinental plane trips … they are read by discerning and well-informed men and women who seem to feel that narrative fiction can contribute to our understanding of one another and the sometimes bewildering world around us. —John Cheever, The Story and Its Writer, 1987
She has a discerning eye for good art.
a discerning critic of modern art
Recent Examples of discerning from the Web
For dessert, Elizabeth offered an insider tip to her most discerning guests; in addition to the Meukow V.S.O.P. Superior Cognac offered with the bananas foster, the ever-charming hostess provided rounds of port upon request.
While Don Balon's rumours may not be cause for concern for too many of the more discerning Liverpool fans, many in the media are tipping the Reds for a difficult summer of fending off bids for their star asset.
Like a true discerning collector, the most mature Supreme Court member knows that scrunchie quality matters and not all scrunchies are equally made.
To more discerning theatergoers, walking out of Margaritaville might feel like a bad hangover.
More discerning audiences can tell, though, that the person isn't simply Vega.
The fan base has become more discerning — and more demanding.
There is obviously a time when painkillers should be prescribed, but medical professionals should be more discerning.
There is obviously a time when painkillers should be prescribed, but medical professions should be more discerning.
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Definition of discerning for English Language Learners
: able to see and understand people, things, or situations clearly and intelligently
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