Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1word1day,
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Tuesday word: Peruse

Sept. 10, 2019

Peruse (verb)
pe·ruse [puh-rooz]


verb (used with object), pe·rused, pe·rus·ing.
1. to read through with thoroughness or care: to peruse a report.
2. to scan or browse: The shoppers perused the magazines near the cash register while waiting to check out.
3. to read.
4. to survey or examine in detail.

RELATED FORMS
pe·rus·a·ble, adjective
pe·rus·er, noun
pre·pe·ruse, verb (used with object), pre·pe·rused, pre·pe·rus·ing.
qua·si-pe·rus·a·ble, adjective
re·pe·ruse, verb (used with object), re·pe·rused, re·pe·rus·ing.
un·pe·rus·a·ble, adjective
un·pe·rused, adjective

CAN BE CONFUSED
pursue

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Origin: 1470–80 in sense “use up, go through”; 1525–35 for current senses; per- + use

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PERUSE
Recipients in a cryobank can peruse donor files and see hair color, eye color, race, height, IQ, and so on.
HAVE SPERM, WILL TRAVEL: THE ‘NATURAL INSEMINATORS’ HELPING WOMEN AVOID THE SPERM BANK|ELIZABETH PICCIUTO|NOVEMBER 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST

Copies of a 53-page strategic plan are on the coffee table in her office for visitors to peruse.
OBAMA’S HIDDEN POWER PLAYER|ELEANOR CLIFT|MAY 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST

Then I peruse my RSS feeds for Red Sox stories by my competitors.
OPENING DAY 2013: HOW TO WRITE ABOUT BASEBALL IN THE BIG LEAGUES|NOAH CHARNEY|MARCH 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST

In the meantime, feel free to peruse the report, which can be read below.
THIS IS THE GOP'S PATH FORWARD?|JUSTIN GREEN|MARCH 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST

On one of my last days as a student, I remember taking a break to peruse the university bookstore.
REBECCA SEALFON: THE YEAR I WON THE SCRIPPS NATIONAL SPELLING BEE|REBECCA SEALFON|MAY 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST

With best wishes, and hoping we shall meet again, I leave you to peruse the pages which follow.
THE MOTOR BOYS ACROSS THE PLAINS|CLARENCE YOUNG

She trusts that her readers will peruse this book in as friendly a spirit as it was written.
THE LADIES' GUIDE TO TRUE POLITENESS AND PERFECT MANNERS|ELIZA LESLIE

Not even a boy of fourteen could peruse these words unmoved, coming, as they did, after the memorable interview with Bolland.
THE REVELLERS|LOUIS TRACY

This paper Emmeline took out to peruse as soon as she had dismissed Barret.
EMMELINE|CHARLOTTE TURNER SMITH

"Begin to take in the daily papers and peruse the advertising column," she answered, courageously.
VAGABONDIA|FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT
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