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Word: peruse

Definition: read through with care; N. perusal


Sentences Containing 'peruse'

I can hardly describe the curiosity with which I sat down at length to peruse these tremendous volumes; still less can I do justice to my surprise at their contents.
She also presents her long bug report for him to peruse which includes items about his noisy juicy kisses and his stupid eyebrows.
She cast her eyes again over the note to peruse it a second time, and saw there was a postscript.
We learn the events of former ages from history; but then we must peruse the volumes in which this instruction is contained, and thence carry up our inferences from one testimony to another, till we arrive at the eyewitnesses and spectators of these distant events.
When we peruse the first histories of all nations, we are apt to imagine ourselves transported into some new world; where the whole frame of nature is disjointed, and every element performs its operations in a different manner, from what it does at present.

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