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noun as in small aperture in skin

verb as in go over carefully

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The bigger story can be found in poring over the data to see which industries are growing, and which aren’t.

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To investigate how sharks have been doing around the globe, Pacoureau and his colleagues pored over scientific papers, government reports, and other records and examined how the populations of different shark and ray species have changed over time.

Guzzone said lawmakers will look program by program as they pore over details in the thick budget books to ensure that the state is doing enough to help those who are in need.

Hours of video posted on social media and pored over by investigators have focused on individuals in military-style gear moving together.

The General Assembly, which is controlled by Democrats, will begin poring over the budget Wednesday.

Had there not been photographs and memorabilia to pore over, dancing would have been the only sensible option.

It gave me license to pore over raw tape, again and again, to absorb the subtle clues of human behavior.

It is great fun to pore over clues and tunnel into a tree trunk like termites, and I am not apologizing for a guilty pleasure.

It is advice to sift, pore over, and weigh up, with a view to us deciding for ourselves.

The paranoia he unleashed was so overwhelming that it seeped into every pore of society, including the Pendle witch trials.

When I shifted my position, he turned the other way quick, and coughed–that pore little gone-in cough of hisn.

He bowed and sat down, white and perspiring at every pore, and hardly knowing to what he had committed himself.

He read the document again, and felt the perspiration oozing out of every pore.

"Hit's the pore house fer a cow hand," was his terse aphorism on the subject, and Landy had never seen a "fitten" poor house.

The pore little man was a thought too fond of wine and spirits; and many and many's the night that I've had to support him home.


On this page you'll find 27 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pore, such as: foramen, opening, orifice, outlet, stoma, and vesicle.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.