leaf through

phrasal verb

leafed through; leafing through; leafs through
: to turn the pages of (a book, a magazine, etc.)
She was leafing through the magazine, looking at the pictures.

Examples of leaf through in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Looking at magazines felt somehow like leafing through a catalog of impossibly beautiful objects d’art—gorgeous but abstract, distant. Tiziana Cardini, Vogue, 5 Apr. 2024 But it is widely considered one of the premier venues around Big Sky, and claims to have the biggest wine list in Montana, a claim that is easy to believe when leafing through the phone-book sized directory. Larry Olmsted, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 Rare Seeds product descriptions are fascinating plant histories, so browsing the site is like leafing through a gardening book. Leanne Potts, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 Jan. 2024 For her part, Baez intentionally kept her distance from the research phase, only occasionally leafing through letters that O’Connor would show her. Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, 18 Nov. 2023 That was fine with them: Elliott was snapping photos with a toy camera, and Louise was leafing through a French picture book. Sarah Bahr, New York Times, 6 Nov. 2023 Advertisement Katherine, it is suggested, is a pediatrician, though she is given this occupation by a writer who appears to be selecting the attributes of his characters while leafing through a glossy catalog of elite possibilities. Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times, 16 Oct. 2023 Memory’s parents could not afford to buy toys for the little girl, but the neighbors who lived in the same cramped quarters would let Memory leaf through their yellowing magazines. Lynsey Chutel, New York Times, 20 Sep. 2023 Cities like Lisbon, Paris and Alexandria become top-heavy soundstage parodies of themselves, as a child might dream them after leafing through a picture book. Guy Lodge, Variety, 1 Sep. 2023

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“Leaf through.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leaf%20through. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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