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peruse
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Jane Eyre
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  • This book I had again and again perused with delight.
  • I closed the book, which I dared no longer peruse, and put it on the table, beside the untasted tart.
  • Sitting on a low stool, a few yards from her arm-chair, I examined her figure; I perused her features.
  • I saw a girl sitting on a stone bench near; she was bent over a book, on the perusal of which she seemed intent: from where I stood I could see the title — it was "Rasselas;" a name that struck me as strange, and consequently attractive.
  • And while she broke the seal and perused the document, I went on taking my coffee (we were at breakfast): it was hot, and I attributed to that circumstance a fiery glow which suddenly rose to my face.
  • I suppose he had considered that these were all the governess would require for her private perusal; and, indeed, they contented me amply for the present; compared with the scanty pickings I had now and then been able to glean at Lowood, they seemed to offer an abundant harvest of entertainment and information.
  • So I snuffed the candle and resumed the perusal of "Marmion."
  • 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.
  • Mary perused it in silence, and returned it to her brother.
  • Mr. St. John — sitting as still as one of the dusty pictures on the walls, keeping his eyes fixed on the page he perused, and his lips mutely sealed — was easy enough to examine.
  • It was a wet and windy afternoon: Georgiana had fallen asleep on the sofa over the perusal of a novel; Eliza was gone to attend a saint’s-day service at the new church — for in matters of religion she was a rigid formalist: no weather ever prevented the punctual discharge of what she considered her devotional duties; fair or foul, she went to church thrice every Sunday, and as often on week-days as there were prayers.

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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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