What does the word peruse mean?

    Part of speech: verb intransitive

  • To read attentively.

Usage examples for peruse

  1. Old Hagar now placed in Madeline's hands the package, which was found to contain her mother's most valuable jewels, and the tear- stained journal, which the girl seated herself to peruse, with sorrowful awe. – Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter by Lawrence L. Lynch
  2. Wilkinson was born in 1797 and died in 1875. Whoever would know the Egyptian as he was, in manner and custom, should peruse the pages of his Egyptian works. – History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 12 (of 12) by S. Rappoport
  3. How they went East in their cars, and how they unexpectedly got on, the trail of two girls who had left home under a cloud, will, I think, make a tale you will wish to peruse. – The-Motor-Girls-on-a-Tour by Penrose, Margaret