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 Meanings and Examples of PEER
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peer
 v.  gaze; stare; look searchingly; company with
Classic Sentence: (157 in 11 pages)
1  The rain obscured her vision as the buggy came abreast, but she saw the driver peer over the tarpaulin that stretched from the dashboard to his chin.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
2  Kennicott stooped to peer through the windows.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
3  She saw Maud Dyer peer at Erik with moist possessive eyes.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
4  A hundred black faces turned round in their rows to peer; and beyond, a black Angel of Doom was beating a book in a pulpit.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 2. The Carpet-Bag.
5  The man went out and closed the door; Jurgis, who was as sharp as he, observed that he took the key out of the lock, in order that he might peer through the keyhole.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 24
6  He stopped then and began to peer as best as he could through the smoke.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 6
7  He wished to come to the edge of the forest that he might peer out.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 8
8  Danglars make a speech at the Chamber of Deputies, and at his wife's this evening I shall hear the tragedy of a peer of France.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 40. The Breakfast.
9  Made a peer at the Restoration, I served through the first campaign under the orders of Marshal Bourmont.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 41. The Presentation.
10  At length an honorable peer, Morcerf's acknowledged enemy, ascended the tribune with that solemnity which announced that the expected moment had arrived.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 86. The Trial.
11  I used all my influence with one of the committee, a young peer of my acquaintance, to get admission to one of the galleries.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 86. The Trial.
12  They peer at me and their eyes seem to ask me something.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 5
13  Or if Mangan's sister came out on the doorstep to call her brother in to his tea we watched her from our shadow peer up and down the street.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In ARABY
14  I looked at him as you peer down at a man who is lying at the bottom of a precipice where the sun never shines.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In III
15  The patrician and the knife-grinder, the duke and the peer, the limb of the law, the courtiers and townspeople, as they used to say in olden times, all are subjects of this fairy.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IV—THOLOMYES IS SO MERRY THAT HE SINGS A SPANISH ...
Example Sentence: (22 in 2 pages)
1  Furthermore, there is a marked absence of peer pressure here, which would make itself palpably felt when such anti - social conduct occurs.
2  It will not be easy to find his peer.
3  She was rejected by her peer group.
4  Coursework may be carried out individually or in groups; the latter may involve peer assessment.
5  Naomi admits that it was peer pressure to be "cool" that drove her into having sex early.
6  Love is not to peer at each other but to stare the same way together.
7  We peer in at ten infants through the glass walls of a new-born nursery, imagining the bright futures ahead in the 80 years of life they can expect.
8  If you're interested I can cite a few papers on the subject that have been published in peer refereed academic journals.
9  People found a new source of entertainment while peering through the kaleidoscope; they found the ever-changing patterns fascinating.
10  American children did less well in math than their peers in Japan.
11  Children are worried about failing in front of their peers.
12  When a scientist studies combustion, he peers though his instruments at one of the million aspects of the one great mystery.
13  As the daughter of the president, she enjoys high status among her peers.
14  Here is the chance for him to make much more money, so much that even his peers will drool in envy.
15  When no one answered the door, she peered through the window to see if anyone was there.