pick out

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to detect using one's senses (sight, smell, hearing, touch, taste)
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And as I sat there brooding on the old, unknown world, I thought of Gatsby's wonder when he first picked out the green light at the end of Daisy's dock.

Submitted on July 07, 2010

Additional definitions for 'pick out':

pick outto remove by picking
pick outto select
pick outto distinguish
pick outTo ornament or relieve with lines etc. of a different, usually lighter, colour.
pick outto send a long pass or cross to.
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