One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The action of reading or examining something.‘I continued my perusal of the instructions’count noun ‘a quick perusal of the index to the book reveals an interesting fact’
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- ‘Archives and libraries and museums have any amount of information and documents available for perusal.’
- ‘He set it back on the wooden plate and continued his perusal of the records.’
- ‘For those of a philosophical bent, my results are posted below for your perusal.’
- ‘After lengthy perusal of the instructions, I managed to change the green neon clocks on the video, the hi-fi and the cooker.’
- ‘A selection of videos in the lounge awaited our perusal.’
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