The wealthiest Republican Party boosters will resent the assertion that peer pressure and ego motivate their giving.
Life goes on for Tony Soprano, even if viewers aren't able to peer into his dark psyche on a weekly basis.
But ultimately, the chance to peer into my own brain revealed surprisingly little about how my mind works.
In other words, peer pressure is a terrible thing--unless it serves her agenda.
In fact, this leader is roughly a peer of those once-influential figures.
They slinked down the alley and seeing a light in the back room of a store, Fenn stopped and went up to peer in.
Blinky snorted and stamped over to the window, stooping to peer at the machine.
He is by office a privy councillor, and it has long been the practice to make him a peer and also a cabinet minister.
They peer into my window and try to catch a glimpse of the interior.
He does want to make game of a vulgar pawnbroker who is made a peer.
c.1300, "an equal in rank or status" (early 13c. in Anglo-Latin), from Anglo-French peir, Old French per (10c.), from Latin par "equal" (see par (n.)). Sense of "a noble" (late 14c.) is from Charlemagne's Twelve Peers in the old romances, who, like the Arthurian knights of the Round Table, originally were so called because all were equal. Sociological sense of "one of the same age group or social set" is from 1944. Peer review attested by 1970. Peer pressure is first recorded 1971.
"to look closely," 1590s, variant of piren (late 14c.), with a long -i-, probably related to or from East Frisian piren "to look," of uncertain origin. Influenced in form and sense by Middle English peren (late 14c.), shortened form of aperen (see appear). Related: Peered; peering.