Detect in - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
detect something in something
to recognize or identify something in something. Can you detect the anger in her voice? I detect a bit of sarcasm in your comments.
References in classic literature
Still, I thought I could detect in
his physiognomy a mind owning better qualities than his father ever possessed.
She fancied she could detect in
her friend's eyes a brightness which was neither that of health nor of pleasure.