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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PERFORMING

In performing the duties of my office, I need the help and prayers of every one of you.

In performing their funerals, they show no state or vainglory.

She replied, "We cannot hinder her performing her devotions."

She was performing incantations to the four winds of heaven.

We had gone through a few “feats”—Spencer lifting and performing with 56lb.

Neither must they represent slaves, male or female, performing the offices of slaves?

One could scarcely expect you to go on performing your duties gratuitously.

He believed her quite capable of performing almost any miracle.

In my conscience I am satisfied that in acting as I do I am performing no more than my duty.

She dreamed of his performing all sorts of marvellous things.

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PERFORMING

broadcasting

nouninforming via electronic media
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.