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  • v. To turn the pages of (a book) rapidly reading short sections at random.


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  • 8: 29 A.M. Claudia picked up a mass of notes and letters and replies from Dunross's out tray and began to leaf through them.

    Noble House

  • I leaf through the collected works of Guy de Maupassant because a girl in my school, one of those who pretend they are in the know, said there is racy stuff in his books.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • Milena was moving around the space, listlessly, putting more stuff in tentative piles, stopping occasionally to leaf through a book or look at a picture.

    Bad Luck and Trouble

  • “The lesson is over,” sighs Ludmila, who then sits down at her desk and begins to leaf through the roll book, her plump hand over her eyes.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • I tried to leaf through a copy ofMarie Claire those things are soooo raunchy these days!

    Balancing in High Heels


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