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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STUDYING

That seemed short enough—but after studying it, I says, What's the use of saying 'eat'?

He left her studying the card with a curious little flash of surprise.

After studying a moment, she said: "About twenty-three dollars."

He was studying her in a way that Mart did not in the least understand.

Meantime, "the boys" of the dreaded class were studying the new face.

She was studying her material; and it must be confessed that they startled her not a little.

She was asked to join a small class that was studying French at night.

Milly tells me you've never been in the city before; that you are studying at Barnard.

Since I've been studying him and watching him, I have come to the conclusion that he is much older than I am.

For a long time Linda sat with poised pencil, studying her foreground.

WORD ORIGIN

early 12c., from Old French estudier "to study" (French étude), from Medieval Latin studiare, from Latin studium "study, application," originally "eagerness," from studere "to be diligent" ("to be pressing forward"), from PIE *(s)teu- "to push, stick, knock, beat" (see steep (adj.)). The noun meaning "application of the mind to the acquisition of knowledge" is recorded from c.1300. Sense of "room furnished with books" is from c.1300. Study hall is attested from 1891, originally a large common room in a college. Studious is attested from late 14c.

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