• WordNet 3.6
    • n perusal reading carefully with intent to remember
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Perusal The act of carefully viewing or examining.
    • Perusal The act of reading, especially of reading through or with care.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n perusal Careful examination or survey; scrunity.
    • n perusal The act of perusing or reading through; reading.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Perusal (per-ūz′al, or per-ōōz′al) the act of perusing: careful examination: study: reading
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Peruse
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Formed from L. per, thoroughly, uti, usum, to use.


In literature:

Peruse it for yourself, and then tell me, Marchdale, candidly what you think of it.
"Varney the Vampire" by Thomas Preskett Prest
I was fidgety after breakfast, owing to perusing some advices from J. Gibson, poor fellow.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
She must peruse those beloved words when she was alone and quite sure of being undisturbed.
"The Palace Beautiful" by L. T. Meade
Mrs. Dillingham would peruse it.
"Sevenoaks" by J. G. Holland
The subjoined letters received from him, while a fugitive in Canada, are characteristic of the man, and will repay a perusal.
"The Underground Railroad" by William Still
The perusal of the book was recommended by Dr. Sherlock from the pulpit.
"A History of English Prose Fiction" by Bayard Tuckerman
Peruse the horrible accounts taken by the Belgian Commission, who took evidence in the most careful and conscientious fashion.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 3, June, 1915" by Various
I wish, Sir, that you and my readers would give an attentive perusal to the work of M. de Calonne on this subject.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. III. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
I was formally bound over to peruse the volume.
"Books and Persons" by Arnold Bennett
Salome wrote her letter, and then submitted it to the perusal of the abbess, who accorded it her full approval.
"The Lost Lady of Lone" by E.D.E.N. Southworth

In poetry:

The Bible is a goodly book
I always can peruse with zest,
But really cannot say the same
For Hilton's Be My Guest.
"On the Circuit" by W H Auden
While thus she stood heavenly musing,
And sometimes her Bible perusing,
Came over the way,
All silvered with grey,
A crippled and aged poor woman.
"The Cottage Maid" by Patrick Branwell Bronte
Dear Mollie, in thy early days,
While treading childhood's dreamy maze,
Peruse this book with care:
Peruse it by the rising sun;
Peruse it when the day is done,
Peruse it oft with prayer.
"Written On The Fly Leaf Of A Child's Bible" by David John Scott
Then blot from the tablet of fancy, oh ! blot
The relics of all that has flatter'd or sooth'd ;
Be the accents of kindness and sweetness forgot,
Be the page that they dwell in no longer perused.
""When lately I mus'd on the days that are fled"" by Laura Sophia Temple
Soon on the dark edge of a ruddier gleam,
The mother-pot perusing, all, stretched flat,
Paused for its bubbling-up supreme:
A dog upright in circle sat,
And oft his nose went with the flying steam.
"The Orchard And The Heath" by George Meredith
Who doeth from his heart repentaunce craue,
Forgiuenes (saieth Christ) of mee shall haue.
Hee will not the death of a sinner giue:
But rather hee should repent and liue.
Stil laud the Lord, peruse his word,
And let thy deedes with it accord.
"Of the vanitie of the world" by Humfrey Gifford

In news:

Peruse the flyers after the jump.
Check out related stories, research genealogies, or peruse all that our archives have to offer.
In this sexy, sultry tale, a womanizing detective meets his witty match in the perusal of a religion-obsessed serial killer.
For the next week or so, Saturn, Mars, Jupiter , and Venus all are available for our perusal at both ends of the overnight Shamokin sky.
Perusing the photographs in that collection does show a kindred spirit.
First of all, if you haven't perused our Rockfest slideshow from a few weeks back, now is the time to do so.
However, I must admit that one of my pastimes is perusing cookbooks and recipes, whether they are of the church variety, Food Network stars, Pinterest recipes, or something I've found online.
Check out a story and video tour at the Huffington Post, or peruse Molecule 's website.
There were many booths for shoppers to peruse.
Peruse a 24-hour outdoor sculpture park near Rhyolite, Nev.
Fandango does two very different things very well: It immerses a consumer in movies, providing a wealth of content to leisurely peruse, and it enables a slick, quick purchasing process.
We love spending countless hours at work perusing Facebook, and learning more about our water ski friends all over the world.
Prospective art buyers peruse the hundreds of original works on sale at last year's Art4Shelter event.
Expert shopper Gina Pell peruses the goods at Clement Street's Satin Moon Fabrics.
Perimeter perusing for "secret deals".

In science:

Perusal of the tables in reveals that n = r in these cases.
Constructing Graded Lie Algebras
This additional perusal of SDSS DR6 color-selected spectra again recovered all five previously published SDSS AM CVns, but revealed no additional strong emission-line AM CVn candidates aside from SDSS J1208+3550.
Two More Candidate AM Canum Venaticorum (AM CVn) Binaries from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
However, a perusal of the proofs given below reveals that we could have assumed that bn is only non-negative or non-positive for large enough n.
On the asymptotics of moments of linear random recurrences
The direct, intrinsic definition of staticness through the perusal of the “static Killing group” only appeared much later in the chapter published in 1964 by Ehlers and Kundt .
Interpreting solutions with nontrivial Killing groups in general relativity
And in fact he eventually perused all options.
Genesis of general relativity - Discovery of general relativity