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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXAMINE

We left the track to examine a gully to the north, but could not find any water.

But let us return to the opinion of Maimonides, and examine it more closely.

There only remains to examine the opinions of those who differ from me.

Then examine the meat to see how much of the liquid has evaporated.

Then Linda began to examine books more carefully than before.

You'll come down low then, so as you can examine the villages as you spin along.

He drew near to examine her; then placed his hand on her heart.

Having resolved to sift and examine the entire heap, I at once set about my task.

But let us adjourn to my study, and examine these new stories.

These ships sent their boats up to the prison-ships to examine them for men.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Old French examiner "interrogate, question, torture," from Latin examinare "to test or try; weigh, consider, ponder," from examen "a means of weighing or testing," probably ultimately from exigere "weigh accurately" (see exact). Related: Examined; examining.

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