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Just a poke, a tiny jab, a brief ouch, and you have your opinions about it.
The last time we would board an airplane, breathe other people’s air, stand close enough to catch the sharp poke of an elbow while someone tried to stuff luggage wheels-out in the overhead bin.
After a few warm-up pokes, a veterinarian injected the vaccine.How zoos persuade animals to get the coronavirus vaccine. (M&Ms and ice cream help.) | Matt Blitz | October 25, 2021 | Washington Post
They get a full spread of poke, prawns, locally caught fish and kalua pork served on their balcony.How hotels are making guests feel safer this summer | Christopher Elliott | June 16, 2021 | Washington Post
The test is still the same — a PCR test that involves a five-second swab in each nostril, not a deep poke back toward the brain.Today in D.C.: Headlines to start your Wednesday in D.C., Maryland and Virginia | Dana Hedgpeth, Teddy Amenabar | December 10, 2020 | Washington Post
These tests prod and poke the children, creating lots of anxiety and taking away from the joy of learning.Hunger Games Comes to New York State’s Public Schools | Zephyr Teachout | November 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
People online have been attempting to poke holes in the science of Interstellar.Christopher Nolan Uncut: On ‘Interstellar,’ Ben Affleck’s Batman, and the Future of Mankind | Marlow Stern | November 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As that clip played, Camille leaned over and gave her husband a playful poke in the ribs.
But when the pageant itself starts to poke fun at the contestants, organizers should expect that they will lose all credibility.
Lately, Richard Dawkins seems to scan the world for sore spots, take a good poke, and revel in the ensuing outcry.
She wore an old poke bonnet and carried a crooked stick, and there seemed to be a hump upon her back.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn | Margaret Penrose
The hump-backed little figure with poke-bonnet and cane was chased out upon the broken landing.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn | Margaret Penrose
"Mr. Mudge requires no hat where he is now," continued the doctor, stooping to poke the fire.Three More John Silence Stories | Algernon Blackwood
Whenever a potato lit up dangerously she gave it a poke into a new position.The Box-Car Children | Gertrude Chandler Warner
Because it's so much pleasanter, in a small library like this, to poke about by one's self—with the help of the librarian.Summer | Edith Wharton
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