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ex·am·ine

 (ĭg-zăm′ĭn)
tr.v. ex·am·ined, ex·am·in·ing, ex·am·ines
1.
a. To observe carefully or critically; inspect: examined the room for clues.
b. To study or analyze: examine a tissue sample under a microscope; examine the structure of a novel; examine one's own motives.
2. To test or check the condition or health of: examine a patient.
3. To determine the qualifications, aptitude, or skills of by means of questions or exercises: Students are examined with standardized tests.
4. To question formally, as to elicit facts or information; interrogate: examine a witness under oath. See Synonyms at ask.

[Middle English examinen, from Old French examiner, from Latin exāmināre, from exāmen, a weighing out, from exigere, to weigh out; see exact.]

ex·am′in·a·ble adj.
ex·am′in·er n.
References in classic literature ?
On examining his clothes the money was found in his purse, and the gold studs and sleeve buttons were left in his shirt.
and then tried to prevent Rouletabille from entering the same compartment with the examining magistrate.
Monsieur de Marquet, with a nervous gesture, caressed his beard into a point, and explained to Rouletabille, in a few words, that he was too modest an author to desire that the veil of his pseudonym should be publicly raised, and that he hoped the enthusiasm of the journalist for the dramatist's work would not lead him to tell the public that Monsieur "Castigat Ridendo" and the examining magistrate of Corbeil were one and the same person.
said the examining magistrate, surprised at seeing us still in the carriage.
He moved nearer to the examining magistrate and, drawing a copy of the "Matin" from his pocket, he showed it to him and said:
Quite sure," the magistrate continued, smiling, "because I remember the Doctor saying to me, while he was examining the wound,
Here the examining magistrate readily confirmed the decision of the doctor that, if the murderer had pressed her throat a few seconds longer, Mademoiselle Stangerson would have died of strangulation.
If I do discover any letters, I shall, of course, not take the liberty of examining them.
You can safely pass them over as objects that are not worth examining from your point of view.
In the meantime the beasts within the cabin were warily examining the contents of this strange lair.
Moreover, on examining the eggs that she had laid he found they were just like any other eggs.
One day it offered itself to a Truly Good Man, who, after examining the label and finding the price was exactly twice as great as he was willing to pay, spurned the Political Preferment from his door.