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DISCOVER . In AV [Note: Authorized Version.] ‘discover’ is used in some obsolete meanings. 1 . To uncover , make to be seen, as Knox, Hist . p. 250, ‘who rashly discovering himself in the Trenches, was shot in the head.’ So Psalms 29:9 , ‘The voice of the Lord … discovereth the forests,’ and other passages. 2 . To disclose , as Shakespeare, Merry Wives , II. ii. 190, ‘I shall discover a thing to you.’ So Proverbs 25:9 , ‘discover not a secret to another,’ etc. 3. To descry , get sight of, as Acts 21:3 , ‘When we had discovered Cyprus, we left it on the left hand’; Acts 27:39 ‘they discovered a certain creek.’

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Discover'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. 1909.

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