Synonyms for perusing

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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PERUSING

Our readers will imagine that they are perusing a romance of the middle ages.

He had fished from his pocket a sheaf of clippings and was perusing them intently.

Even such is the course of a narrative like that which you are perusing.

“I have been perusing this evil work with horror,” he replied.

"He says that he will not bend," continued Frank, perusing the letter for a second time.

Its title is conducive to its perusing, and its reading to anticipation.

Returning to Mr Stuart, we find him perusing the ambiguous letter.

This, Mrs. Stobell declared, after perusing the letter, was intended for an apology.

M'Mahon's face, on perusing the letter, beamed with animation and delight.

I did not see a glimpse of danger in his perusing the list of my expenses.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., "use up, wear out, go through," from Middle English per- "completely" (see per) + use (v.). Meaning "read carefully" is first recorded 1530s, but this could be a separate formation. Meaning "read casually" is from 19c. Related: Perused; perusing.

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