perusal

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peruse +‎ -al

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perusal (countable and uncountable, plural perusals)

  1. The act of perusing; studying something carefully.
    • 1913, Robert Barr, chapter 5, Lord Stranleigh Abroad[1]:
      These were business hours, and a feeling of loneliness crept over him, perhaps germinated by his sight of the illustrated papers, and accentuated by an attempted perusal of them.

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