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One swift glance had shown him there was no way of instant retreat.

Philip, you are older and wiser than I, and have shown already that you understand her.

He was shown into the parlor, and Will Paine came down to see him.

They have shown themselves anxious to live for it and to die for it.

An hour later, she was at the house of Mrs. Weston, and was shown into the drawing-room.

Fatigue made the ladies glad to be shown to the rooms prepared for them.

Some of the molds that are used for this purpose are shown in Fig. 20.

The nature of the son was shown then clearly in one of its best aspects.

The ribs and the loin cut in one piece are shown in Fig. 18.

She had shown no sign of life at any time since he had first seized her.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English sceawian "to look at, see, gaze, behold, observe; inspect, examine; look for, choose," from West Germanic *skauwojan (cf. Old Saxon skauwon "to look at," Old Frisian skawia, Dutch schouwen, Old High German scouwon "to look at;" Dutch schoon, Gothic skaunjai "beautiful," originally "conspicuous"), from Proto-Germanic root *skau- "behold, look at," from PIE *skou-, variant of root *skeue- "to pay attention, perceive" (see caveat).

Causal meaning "let be seen; put in sight, make known" evolved c.1200 for unknown reasons and is unique to English (German schauen still means "look at"). Spelling shew, popular 18c. and surviving into early 19c., represents obsolete pronunciation (rhymes with view). Horse racing sense is from 1903, perhaps from an earlier sense in card-playing.

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