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That shows you what life in a great city does for the morally weak.

I will go out of my way to caress one who shows any desire to be friendly.

This shows that the books were certainly compiled after the rebuilding of the city.

Fig. 23 shows a ham from which the rind has not been removed.

Now what other personage is there in Shakespeare who shows these traits or some of them?

"Every word that you say shows me how right I am in not marrying you, Joe," she said.

It shows us the manner in which we should come to God, and the things for which we should ask.

There is no map that shows these roads as they originally were, but the changes are not so many as you might think.

It shows you are not yet the prig you would have folks believe.

In any event, it shows that your heart is in the right place.

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.

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