She claimed to be a “studier of human body language,” and that she was watching Gordon as he spoke.
We should be surprised now-a-days to hear a young lady announce herself as a studier of character.
He was a great observer and studier of Character and a believer in human nature.
James flourished nearly about the time of Chaucer and Gower, and was evidently an admirer and studier of their writings.
But he was also an archæologist, a naturalist, a studier of plants and animals.
early 12c., from Old French estudier "to study" (French étude), from Medieval Latin studiare, from Latin studium "study, application," originally "eagerness," from studere "to be diligent" ("to be pressing forward"), from PIE *(s)teu- "to push, stick, knock, beat" (see steep (adj.)). The noun meaning "application of the mind to the acquisition of knowledge" is recorded from c.1300. Sense of "room furnished with books" is from c.1300. Study hall is attested from 1891, originally a large common room in a college. Studious is attested from late 14c.
study stud·y (stŭd'ē)
Research, detailed examination, or analysis of an organism, object, or phenomenon. v. stud·ied, stud·y·ing, stud·ies
To research, examine, or analyze something.