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This operation is performed by a female, with the aid of a stamp.

This operation is performed by the aid of a punch and die fitted into a screw-press.

This process is performed by girls, with the aid of what is called a “bob” or “glazer.”

I believe it is the place where the rite of circumcision is performed.

They performed their present office with integrity and judgment.

They were performed by those who could better wield the sword than the pen.

When the last case died, a free case again, I performed my own autopsy.

Handel's anthem was performed by 80 singers and 100 instrumentalists.

A series of concerts followed, at which various oratorios and other works were performed.

And I am very much obliged to you for the service you have performed.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "carry into effect, fulfill, discharge," via Anglo-French performer, altered (by influence of Old French forme "form") from Old French parfornir "to do, carry out, finish, accomplish," from par- "completely" (see per-) + fornir "to provide" (see furnish).

Theatrical/musical sense is from c.1600. The verb was used with wider senses in Middle English than now, including "to make, construct; produce, bring about;" also "come true" (of dreams), and to performen muche time was "to live long." Related: Performed; performing.

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