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read a

lecture/lesson
To issue a reprimand: My parents read me a lecture because I had neglected my chores.
See also: read
References in classic literature ?
As books increased, less and less did people gather to hear others read aloud or tell tales, and more and more people learned to read for themselves, until now there is hardly a boy or girl in all the land who cannot read a little.
I am returning you your book, little friend; and ,if you were to ask of me my opinion of it, I should say that never before in my life had I read a book so splendid.
Read a dozen or more of the 'Spectator' papers, from the De Coverly papers if you are not already familiar with them, otherwise others.
Read as many as possible of the poems of the authors named.
Read as many as time allows of his most important shorter poems.
And yet I could not even read a book to the end; I had given up reading.
And then when you read a little further you will discover that the Doctor is not merely a peg on whom to hang exciting and various adventures but that he is himself a man of original and lively character.
One day he would read a book of antiquated philosophy, and the next day one that was ultra-modern, so that his head would be whirling with the conflict and contradiction of ideas.
Books must be read as deliberately and reservedly as they were written.
They have only been read as the multitude read the stars, at most astrologically, not astronomically.
That play must be a favourite with you," said he; "you read as if you knew it well.
I read in bed, I read at table, I read as I walked to and from school, and I read at recess while the other boys were playing.