surveying the midterm wreckage, Democrats now have to find a way to dig themselves out.
Around the turn of the 19th century, the nation was in the midst of a surveying boom.
The point man is responsible for going out first, surveying the land and scoping out the potential danger.
Were they checking in on conditions at the hospital and surveying local veterans?
After surveying the postgame punditry of the convention finale, I had to wonder if I was at the same event.
"Suck it," ordered the Doctor, surveying the splinter with an experienced eye.
Von Francius turned, surveying me from head to foot, with a smile.
Neither was there any way to get off the little pan I was surveying from.
“They are there,” said I, surveying from my vantage-ground the thinning ranks.
"Look here," said Jack, rising and surveying Mrs. Rylands critically.
late 14c. "to consider, contemplate" (implied in surveyance), from Old French surveeir, from Medieval Latin supervidere "oversee" (see supervise). Meaning "examine the condition of" is from mid-15c. That of "to take linear measurements of a tract of ground" is recorded from 1540s. Related: Surveyed; surveying.
late 15c., survei, "oversight, supervision," from survey (v.). The meaning "act of viewing in detail" is from 1540s. Meaning "systematic collection of data on opinions, etc." is attested from 1927.