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peruse
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Wuthering Heights
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  • She placed one she had been perusing on his hand; he flung it off, and muttered, if she did not give over, he would break her neck.
  • She lifted the letter, and seemed to peruse it; and when she came to the signature she sighed: yet still I found she had not gathered its import, for, upon my desiring to hear her reply, she merely pointed to the name, and gazed at me with mournful and questioning eagerness.
  • We were in the library, the master having gone to bed: she consented, rather unwillingly, I fancied; and imagining my sort of books did not suit her, I bid her please herself in the choice of what she perused.
  • CHAPTER XIV AS soon as I had perused this epistle I went to the master, and informed him that his sister had arrived at the Heights, and sent me a letter expressing her sorrow for Mrs. Linton’s situation, and her ardent desire to see him; with a wish that he would transmit to her, as early as possible, some token of forgiveness by me.
  • I blushed at my inconsideration: but, without showing further consciousness of the offence, I hastened to add — ’The truth is, sir, I passed the first part of the night in — ’ Here I stopped afresh — I was about to say ’perusing those old volumes,’ then it would have revealed my knowledge of their written, as well as their printed, contents; so, correcting myself, I went on — ’in spelling over the name scratched on that window-ledge.
  • Catherine caught and perused it eagerly; then she put a few questions to me concerning the inmates, rational and irrational, of her former home; and gazing towards the hills, murmured in soliloquy: ’I should like to be riding Minny down there!
  • I went round by the garden, and laid wait for the messenger; who fought valorously to defend his trust, and we spilt the milk between us; but I succeeded in abstracting the epistle; and, threatening serious consequences if he did not look sharp home, I remained under the wall and perused Miss Cathy’s affectionate composition.

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  • Please peruse this report at your leisure.
  • She perused the menu while she waited for him to arrive.

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