01. Wow, I didn't [recognize] you with your new haircut.
02. I barely [recognized] my friend after she returned from a 3-year trip around the world.
03. Alexander Smith once said that love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the [recognition].
04. Yousef wasn't even [recognizable] after his car accident. He had two black eyes, his head was shaved because he had to get stitches, and his nose was broken and all swollen.
05. No one [recognized] him with his sunglasses on.
06. Averil Coxhead has noted that ESL students who hope to study in college in English need to [recognize] and use words that occur regularly in academic textbooks.
07. Fred Allen once observed that a celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well-known, and then wears dark glasses to avoid being [recognized].
08. He had been separated from his wife for over 40 years, but he still [recognized] her the instant he saw her in the airport.
09. Henry Miller once noted that every moment is a golden one for those who have the vision to [recognize] it as such.
10. It has been said that opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't [recognize] them.
11. Charlotte was given a gift by her co-workers in [recognition] of her efforts to get them into the union.
12. The maintenance of an ethnic culture is supported when the community occupies a [recognizable] territory.
13. There is a Greek proverb which states that through sickness, we [recognize] the value of health; through evil, the value of good; through hunger, the value of food; through work, the value of rest.
14. Babies have the strongest sense of smell, enabling them to [recognize] their mothers by scent.
15. Although the official language of India is Hindi, there are 14 regional languages that are officially [recognized] for conducting national affairs.
16. Swedish was the official language of Finland until 1863, when the Finnish language was officially [recognized].
17. Steven Biko's intellect, courage and devotion to the black cause in South Africa were [recognized] even by his enemies.
18. In 1988, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat formally [recognized] the existence of the State of Israel.
19. In February of 1974, at the end of an Islamic conference, the government of Pakistan officially [recognized] Bangladesh as an independent nation.
20. In 1535, Cardinal John Fisher was executed at Tower Hill in London after refusing to [recognize] King Henry VIII as supreme head of the Church of England.
21. Seven different nations have made territorial claims on Antarctica, but no other country [recognizes] these claims.
22. Guatemala refused to [recognize] the new nation of Belize until 11 years after the country had achieved independence.
23. Africa is now widely [recognized] as the birthplace of the human species.
24. The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that everyone has the right to [recognition] everywhere as a person before the law.
25. In 313, Christians were [recognized] by Emperor Constantine as a group entitled to the same rights and protection as other religious groups in the Empire.

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