Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of decipher.

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  • adj. converted from cryptic to intelligible language

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Examples

  • Ryan has once again deciphered your code words and found you morally lacking.

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  • In reply to the inquiry as to a _priest's wife_, p. 77 Number 5, I would suggest that married persons may have separated, and retired each into the celibacy of a convent, yet might join, when necessary, in a legal conveyance; but I should examine closely the word deciphered

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  • These people, with their quiet-smiling, quiet-frowning faces, connect one instantly with the stories out of the past that may be deciphered from the stained glass windows on the stair-landings which deal with various aspects of early days.

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  • ~ Some humpback whale calls deciphered -- "Australian scientists studying the sounds of humpback whales say they have begun to decode their mysterious communication system, identifying male pickup lines and motherly warnings."

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  • Of these hairs (as I had always a mechanical genius) I likewise made a neat little purse about five feet long, with her Majesty's name deciphered in gold letters, which I gave to Glumdalclitch, by the Queen's consent.

    Gulliver's Travels

  • Of these hairs (as I had always a mechanical genius) I likewise made a neat little purse, about five feet long, with her majesty's name deciphered in gold letters, which I gave to Glumdalclitch, by the queen's consent.

    Gulliver's Travels

  • Find the organizing substructure and you've "deciphered" (they write tellingly) the poem.

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  • Latest SAFTO figures, for the first 11 months of 1994, showed four billion rand ($1.1 billion) in an unspecified section in which details of South Africa's oil purchases were obscured during the apartheid era and which has yet to be "deciphered", officials said.

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  • 'An aphorism, properly stamped and molded, has not been "deciphered" when it has simply been read; rather one has then to begin its interpretation, for which is required an art of interpretation.'

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  • Of these hairs (as I had always a mechanical genius) I likewise made a neat little purse, about five feet long, with her majesty’s name deciphered in gold letters, which I gave to Glumdalclitch, by the queen’s consent.

    Gulliver's Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World

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