• WordNet 3.6
    • v peruse examine or consider with attention and in detail "Please peruse this report at your leisure"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Peruse To observe; to examine with care. "Myself I then perused , and limb by limb
    • Peruse To read through; to read carefully.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • peruse To go through searchingly or carefully; run over with careful scrutiny; examine throughout or in detail; inspect; survey; scan; scrutinize.
    • peruse To read through carefully or with attention.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Peruse per-ūz′ or per-ōōz′ to read attentively: to examine carefully or in detail
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. per-, + use,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Formed from L. per, thoroughly, uti, usum, to use.


In literature:

A few considerations I beg leave, as now at your perusal of this, from the dead, to press upon you, with all the warmth of a sincere friendship.
"Clarissa Harlowe, Volume 9 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
He stepped into the reading-room to peruse it.
"Fort Lafayette or, Love and Secession" by Benjamin Wood
Broderick perused it with growing gravity.
"Port O' Gold" by Louis John Stellman
He perused the plan again with more care.
"The Regent" by E. Arnold Bennett
A perusal of the convention now submitted will suffice to show how fully it carries out the policy of intercourse thus announced.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
Peruse carefully your copy of Rules for Rubes and try it on.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
Seated at the desk, he perused his folly, and grunted with exasperation.
"Out of the Ashes" by Ethel Watts Mumford
Dr. Vivian perused by seven-fifteen.
"V. V.'s Eyes" by Henry Sydnor Harrison
She leaned her little chin on her hand, and her eyes perused the face of her companion.
"The Marriage of William Ashe" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
A perusal of the text of the Ultimatum will show an interesting change in the language employed.
"The Fight For The Republic in China" by Bertram Lenox Putnam Weale

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
No more that unenquiring heart
Perused the sweet home of her breast,
Than turtle-doves unline their nest
To scan the outer part
"Kadisha; Or, The First Jealousy" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
He answered not, but grave and still
With earnest eyes her face perused,
And locked his lips with steady will,
As one that mused—­
"The Letter L" by Jean Ingelow
And why the sons of Strength have been
Her cherished offspring ever; how
The Spirit served by her is seen
Through Law; perusing love will show.
"The Thrush In February" by George Meredith
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
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:

John Desko perused the statistics sheet after Sunday's 10-4 win over Siena and noticed some curious numbers.
So walk under this here ladder and help me find my black cat while you peruse these upcoming dates.
Do you spend a lot of time perusing videos on You Tube.
It can feel overwhelming to peruse Da Vang 's menu for the first time — so many choices, so little time.
Renaissance man Takeshi Kitano peruses Japan's mean streets.
When Southern Exposure first opened its location, visitors who perused the outdoor living displays wondered if there was a way they could replicate some of the features at home.
Let's peruse a few, shall we.
The actor was visiting Music City briefly when he ended up perusing the selection at the world-famous Gruhn Guitars .
A GPS Maker to Peruse In-Depth.
I've consequently perused both of these sites and I'm ready to start downloading.
HYATTSVILLE, Md.—As restaurants add calorie counts to their menus and consumers peruse labels of their favorite snack items, there's apparently a missing part of the equation—alcohol.
Young children peruse toy catalogs as they make out long wish lists for Santa.
Peruse our gallery to find inspiration for your Big Day florals.
There is a point while perusing Taking Aim.
Plenty to peruse in Prague .

In science:

Neither “disorder” ∆ nor Γαβ is restricted to this interpretation. A perusal of our other work [5,10–12] will yield examples additional to those in SDL where Smax is not the equilibrium entropy of a nonequilibrium system.
Response to Comments on "Simple Measure for Complexity"
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