perusing

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n perusing reading carefully with intent to remember
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Usage

In literature:

The perusal of this poetry, and his conversation with the poet, threw Maltravers into a fit of deep musing.
"Ernest Maltravers, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Every eye was on the countenance of their chief as he perused the missive, but that countenance was always inscrutable.
"Lothair" by Benjamin Disraeli
Come forward, thou and I must be somewhat serious for a while; let me peruse thee stiffly.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book IV." by Francois Rabelais
The article which the Baron was re-perusing in a halfpenny newspaper interested him.
"Paris From the "Three Cities"" by Emile Zola
The pious works which she was allowed to peruse maintained her in the excitement of a superhuman love.
"The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris" by Emile Zola
Yet we confess that the perusal of these volumes has disappointed us.
"The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII) Old Portraits, Modern Sketches, Personal Sketches and Tributes, Historical Papers" by John Greenleaf Whittier
From an occasional perusal of your paper, I have formed a favorable opinion of your talent and independence.
"The Works of Whittier, Volume VII (of VII) The Conflict With Slavery, Politics and Reform, The Inner Life and Criticism" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Yet we confess that the perusal of these volumes has disappointed us.
"The Complete Works of Whittier The Standard Library Edition with a linked Index" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Be pleased to return it, when perused.
"Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
A mighty spirit has in Tradition, Time's great moralist, perused 'the wisdom of the ancients.
"Vivian Grey" by Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
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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
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
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:

Last weekend, hundreds came out to peruse the marketplace.
Plus, peruse the wares of.
Perusing all the statistical categories by which one can evaluate players, it strikes me that the most specialized position -- goalkeepers -- is being underserved.
Attendees enjoyed perusing the art display, which featured work from pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade students.
Our Sunday morning protocol finds us perusing and savoring the Review-Journal while sipping coffee.
Peruse antiques at Folsom Peddler 's Fair.
Plenty to peruse in Prague.
As you peruse these trivia questions.
Owners of local bookstores, including Dutton's, recall encountering the late pop star perusing their shelves.
Here you can peruse 400 styles of bridesmaids ' dresses.
But from the comfort of your laptop, you can peruse an amazing collection of writings by Western American scribes.
It has become a tradition for our whole clan - about 15 of us - to congregate in the alley outside the shop and enter in shifts to peruse its wares.
While perusing our blogs for any entries I may have missed, I discovered State of the Arts shared this useful piece of Arts 101: Copyright and the Right to Copy .
Come, take a seat on the big fluffy white couch and hang out while you peruse The Showroom 's goods.
Lying on a couch in the office of one of the hairdressing salons that she owns in London, Sharyn Hughes perused the advertising brochure she had been sent by Makeover Getaways.
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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
We view this optimistically as yielding a close approximation to what a reviewer's full set of preferences would be, since reviewers are able to peruse abstracts by keywords and often attempt to inspect at least the subset of papers labeled by keywords in the areas in which they are knowledgeable.
Technical Paper Recommendation: A Study in Combining Multiple Information Sources
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