Thesaurus / pry

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He would have liked to have taken one with him for investigation, but it was out of the question to pry it off that scaled limb.

Star BornAndre Norton

What followed upon that was not communicated to her protectress, nor do I care to pry.

Rest HarrowMaurice Hewlett

I do not seek to pry into concerns which are not mine, but I would earnestly ask if some other arrangement be not possible?

Roland CashelCharles James Lever

It stuck fast, so Senator Morgan pushed his fork quite under it, and tried again and again to pry it up.

They only gossip and pry into their neighbours' affairs and make mischief.

From One Generation to AnotherHenry Seton Merriman

Bud seized a slender, steel I beam and managed to pry up the wreckage while Tom carefully extricated Mr. Faber.

With what scrutiny did I pry into my actions, and call upon myself to appear at the bar of my conscience!

Tales Of The TrainsCharles James Lever

Now death—the vast baffling mystery of death—is Fate's strongest lever to pry men from their philosophy.

A Certain Rich ManWilliam Allen White

He begs the curious not to pry into the result—as it was of no consequence to any one but himself!

Mark TwainArchibald Henderson

He was reticent of his own business, however much he wanted to pry into mine.

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