Part of speech:

A Romance Latin prefix meaning ( 1) through, by, by means of, for; as, perceive, perjure; ( 2) very; extremely; exceedingly; as, peracute.

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Usage examples "per":

  1. Say, we've got to fool those who ain't got interests here- they ain't more than fifty per cent. - "The Son of his Father", Ridgwell Cullum.
  2. As I dared not travel at a greater rate than twenty- five miles per hour- my experience, though it enabled me to manage the carriage with sufficient skill, not giving me confidence to push it to its greatest speed- the journey must occupy several days. - "Across the Zodiac", Percy Greg.
  3. In 1803, deer- skin at the value of forty cents per pound, were a legal tender; and if offered instead of money could not be refused- even by a lawyer. - "Diary in America, Series One", Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat).