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Peruse, 1) to survey, to examine: “this picture she advisedly --d,” Lucr. 1527. “I'll view the manners of the town, p. the traders,” Err. I, 2, 13. “p. them well; not one of those but had a noble father,” All's II, 3, 67. “that from this castle's tattered battlements our fair appointments may be well --d,” R2 III, 3, 53. “that we may p. the men we should have coped withal,” H4B IV, 2, 94. “p. their wings,” H6A IV, 2, 43. “I have --d her well,” H8 II, 3, 75. “I have with exact view --d thee,” Troil. IV, 5, 232. “let me p. this face,” Rom. V, 3, 74. “will not p. the foils,” Hml. IV, 7, 137. “to p. him by items,” Cymb. I, 4, 7.
2) to read; trans.: Compl. 44. Gent. I, 2, 34. IV, 4, 126. Merch. II, 4, 39. Shr. I, 2, 145. Tw. V, 338. R2 V, 3, 49. H6A V, 1, 1. H8 III, 2, 121. Cor. V, 6, 62. Lr. I, 2, 39. II, 2, 172. Per. II, 5, 41. With over: “--ing o'er these notes,” John V, 2, 5.
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