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peruse
used in Oliver Twist

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Definition
to read or examine
  • 'You don't happen to know any good of him, do you?' said Mr. Grimwig, caustically; after an attentive perusal of Mr. Bumble's features.
    Chapter 17 — Oliver's Destiny Continuing Unpropitious, Brings a Great.... (80% in)
  • Mr. Gamfield smiled, too, as he perused the document; for five pounds was just the sum he had been wishing for; and, as to the boy with which it was encumbered, Mr. Gamfield, knowing what the dietary of the workhouse was, well knew he would be a nice small pattern, just the very thing for register stoves.
    Chapter 3 — Relates How Oliver Twist was Very Near Getting a Palce.... (26% in)
  • Behind a desk, sat two old gentleman with powdered heads: one of whom was reading the newspaper; while the other was perusing, with the aid of a pair of tortoise-shell spectacles, a small piece of parchment which lay before him.
    Chapter 3 — Relates How Oliver Twist was Very Near Getting a Palce.... (69% in)
  • Now, it so happened that Mr. Fang was at that moment perusing a leading article in a newspaper of the morning, adverting to some recent decision of his, and commending him, for the three hundred and fiftieth time, to the special and particular notice of the Secretary of State for the Home Department.
    Chapter 11 — Treats of Mr. Fang the Police Magistrate; and Furnishes a.... (34% in)
  • 'Bah!' said the Jew, turning away with a disappointed countenance from a close perusal of the boy's face.
    Chapter 20 — Wherein Oliver is Delivered Over to Mr. William Sikes (9% in)
  • The countenance of the first-named gentleman, peculiarly intelligent at all times, acquired great additional interest from his close observance of the game, and his attentive perusal of Mr. Chitling's hand; upon which, from time to time, as occasion served, he bestowed a variety of earnest glances: wisely regulating his own play by the result of his observations upon his neighbour's cards.
    Chapter 25 — Wherein this History Reverts to Mr. Fagin and Company (7% in)

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