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Besides visiting Italy he explored Sicily, and kept a journal of his tour.

I have explored its large and little streets, its stateliness and its slums.

However, he indicated the field which should be explored, and the best way of proceeding.

Vermont, having been explored by Champlain in 1609, was settled some years after.

They established themselves at Roanoke, and explored the country.

I had not yet explored the boundaries of the prairie-like level on which I found myself.

In vain he explored every thicket, and surveyed all the paths of the forest.

Carefully they explored the bushes, and surveyed each clump of tufted trees.

I saw, too, that plateau on the other side, of which I had heard; later I explored it.

The social organisation must be viewed and explored as a whole.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, "to investigate, examine," a back-formation from exploration, or else from Middle French explorer (16c.), from Latin explorare "investigate, search out, examine, explore," said to be originally a hunters' term meaning "set up a loud cry," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + plorare "to cry."

But second element also explained as "to make to flow," from pluere "to flow." Meaning "to go to a country or place in quest of discoveries" is first attested 1610s. Related: Explored; exploring.

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