Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Careful consideration; pondering.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Careful consideration; pondering.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Consideration.

Etymologies

See perpend. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "Well," said Mr. Elkins, with an air of judicial perpension, "if you had asked me about it, I should have said that, if you wanted to stay poor, you could have held your own better by staying in Pleasant Valley

    Aladdin & Co. A Romance of Yankee Magic

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