She was a stout, lively woman, a week from 70, peering at me sharply through butterfly glasses.
But peering more closely at the photograph, taken this August, his weary brown eyes reveal a darker truth.
Dante was able to peek out the window and see two men get out of the car and open the hood, peering and poking underneath.
Startlingly, both have the same cover image of Isabella peering through a black feathered hat.
In Paris around the same time, Brassaï (né Gyula Halas) was peering into a darker and sexier world.
"I never could abide the looks of him," said Samantha, peering over Miss Vilda's shoulder.
Outside, several boys were hanging against the window, peering in.
I dont understand, Alex said, peering through the curtain, why he should want to do anything to us.
We steamed on all day, peering ahead, looking out for the land.
He verified this on mounting the steps and peering into the vestibule through the strip of window at the sides of the outer door.
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.