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I read a few chapters of a book every night.
He was sitting reading in the waiting room.
By the age of five, he was able to read and write.
I always read the paper from cover to cover.
Reading to young children helps develop their language skills.
Read me that last sentence again.
I'm going to read this poem aloud.
She will be reading from her latest novel.
He likes reading about wildlife.
We read it in the local paper.
On page 61, for 'three thousand', read 'three million'.
The figure £600 should be read as $600.
They had read the situation extremely accurately.
We had read their decision as an admission of failure.
The label read, 'Suitable only for children over three'.
The thermometer has been reading over 90 degrees all day.
It was difficult to read his expression.
I'm reading between the lines, but I think they're both unhappy.
The first half of the report reads like one long complaint.
Read my lips: you are not going to an all-night party.
You can take it as read that he'll say no.
This is the British English definition of read. View American English definition of read.