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perusal
 n.  reading carefully with intent to remember
Classic Sentence: (34 in 3 pages)
1  "You see it is a serious annoyance," said Morcerf, when Beauchamp had finished the perusal of the paragraph.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 78. We hear From Yanina.
2  When he had ended the perusal, he folded the letter and resumed his pensive attitude.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 106. Dividing the Proceeds.
3  Elizabeth noticed every sentence conveying the idea of uneasiness, with an attention which it had hardly received on the first perusal.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 34
4  Widely different was the effect of a second perusal.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 36
5  Here, we found a gentleman with one eye, in a velveteen suit and knee-breeches, who wiped his nose with his sleeve on being interrupted in the perusal of the newspaper.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XX
6  He knew Italian, Latin, Greek, and Hebrew; and these served him only for the perusal of four poets: Dante, Juvenal, AEschylus, and Isaiah.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—A GROUP WHICH BARELY MISSED BECOMING HISTORIC
7  An observation here becomes necessary, in view of the pages which the reader is about to peruse, and of others which will be met with further on.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER I—THE ZIGZAGS OF STRATEGY
8  She fled, re-entered the house, and shut herself up in her chamber to peruse the manuscript once more, to learn it by heart, and to dream.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER V—COSETTE AFTER THE LETTER
9  Something told him that he could not peruse that letter in the presence of that body.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 14: CHAPTER VII—GAVROCHE AS A PROFOUND CALCULATOR OF DISTANCE...
10  She cast her eyes again over the note to peruse it a second time, and saw there was a postscript.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 30. The Fifth of September.
11  I closed the book, which I dared no longer peruse, and put it on the table, beside the untasted tart.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
12  Mont-Fitchet took the letter from his Superior, and was about to peruse it.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
13  This book I had again and again perused with delight.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
14  Sitting on a low stool, a few yards from her arm-chair, I examined her figure; I perused her features.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
15  I devoured the books they lent me: then it was full satisfaction to discuss with them in the evening what I had perused during the day.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
Example Sentence:
1  After the conflagration that burned down her house, Joan closely began to peruse her home insurance policy to discover exactly what benefits her coverage provided her.
2  Officials of the company are perusing the deal.