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peer about

to stare around; to look at everything about. She came into the room and peered about. Mary peered about, looking for a place to sit.
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peer at someone or something

to look at someone or something closely; to stare at and examine someone or something. The child peered at me for a while in a strange way. The owl peered at the snake for a moment before grabbing it.
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peer in(to something)

to stare into something; to look deep into something. I peered into the room, hoping to get a glimpse of the lovely furnishings. I only had time to peer in and then I walked on by.
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peer out at someone or something

to stare out at someone or something. A little puppy peered out at them from the cage. When I looked under the box, Timmy peered out at me with a big smile.
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peer over something

to stare out or look over something, such as one's glasses. The old man peered over his glasses and looked off into the distance. She peered over the wall to see what she could see.
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peer through something

1. to view or look through glasses, spectacles, binoculars, etc. From the way she peered through her glasses at me, I knew I was in trouble. Claire stood on the balcony, peering through her binoculars.
2. to stare through a partial barrier, such as a window, drapes, the haze, the fog, etc. George peered through the drapes and spied on the party next door. Sally peered through the haze as best she could, trying to see if the way was clear.
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peer under something

to look underneath something. She peered under the bed, hoping to find her slippers. When she peered under the bed, she found nothing but lint.
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Opening the peer review process to the larger scientific community could have multiple benefits--scrutiny by a broader audience may give study authors more ideas for improving their research and catch more low-quality and fraudulent papers before they enter the scientific record.
While teachers desire specific guidelines in how to implement effective peer intervention instruction (Vaughn, 2001), research into peer mediation fails to provide suggestions regarding how to link cooperative learning theory with specific instructional objectives (Maheady, 2001).
As Rochester's program continues, so does the national debate about the value of peer review.
Third, conflict resolution and mediation skills need to be taught and encouraged in elementary school, beginning with the primary grades, a time when students are more open to learning common strategies for interacting with peers.
And so it happened that the night before the primarial election, Archbishop Peers and a friend went to a movie--The Money Pit with Tom Hanks--rather than participate in any of three synod prayer services (a choral evensong, a prayer-and-praise event and a meditation service.
The DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) programs use electronic communication among mentors and peers in combination with residential scholars at the University of Washington in Seattle.
This could have a ripple effect, in that when those youth return home, they might influence their peer group to engage in new leisure activities.
While peer supporters cannot provide the level of service professionals can, they still can help considerably.
These horizontal loops represent peer groups -- the mail room, the plant down the road, the computer programmers, employees with less than two years' service, female employees, the sweepers on the second shift or the Haitians whose English is a second language.
The Act established a legal basis for protecting peer review and quality assurance activities.
With more courts and regulatory agencies beginning to require workers to rely on internal procedures before filing suits, interest in installing peer review grievance systems for nonunion employees is mushrooming.
Seven types of social goals were identified and correlated with the learning engagement outcomes of peer learning, help-seeking, and effort regulation.
He is well-versed in Irish affairs and I have so valued his prayerful concern and interest in our periods of violence and division," said Archbishop Robin Eames, Primate of All Ireland and the only primate in the Anglican Communion who has served a province longer than Archbishop Peers.
05, than did their peers in the Web-based multicultural supervision peer groups.
Perhaps nothing arouses scientists' professional passions as much as peer review.