Definition of peruse:
" Oakley, June 59th, 1834." " The lady had gone to her secret bower" to peruse this scroll; and it was fortunate perhaps that she did so, for it produced in her a sensation of anger so much more violent than she was accustomed to feel, that she would have done herself injustice by betraying it.- "The Vicar of Wrexhill", Mrs [Frances] Trollope.
His primary purpose, then, was to protect the good young man from being harmed and to leave him no excuse for wishing to have or peruse such books since the good in them had already been extracted for him.- "An Essay on True and Apparent Beauty in which from Settled Principles is Rendered the Grounds for Choosing and Rejecting Epigrams", Pierre Nicole.
- "The Mayor of Troy", Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.