Thesaurus / pried


Within was found another case, which was pried open with the point of the general's bowie-knife.

The Golden FleeceJulian Hawthorne

He pried open clutching fingers, seized a twisted silver instrument, and raised it to his lips.

Isle of the UndeadLloyd Arthur Eshbach

By the time they had pried off the first few boards it was time to surface.

The Wailing OctopusHarold Leland Goodwin

The dead man had apparently not been touched after the crime, but the drawer had been pried open and the money taken.

The Sleuth of St. James's SquareMelville Davisson Post

"He jumped the gate, and shoved his nose in the crack of the door and pried it open," said Sammy.

Miss Elliot's GirlsMrs Mary Spring Corning

A minute later he had pried up the cover, had quite removed it, and had set it on the floor.

Darkness and DawnGeorge Allan England

He hated people who pried into his novelist consciousness, all the more so that he couldn't in the least explain its contents.

VanitasVernon Lee

I pried it out of Bob Stein that it was just maneuvers, as he called it.

Cue for QuietThomas L. Sherred

And after he'd wrassled and hollered and pried, He'd let up and tackle the stuff 'twas inside.

With an iron bar, Peterson pried off the lock which had been put on the door of the brig, and drew back the bolt.

At the Fall of Port ArthurEdward Stratemeyer


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