Usage examples for pry

  1. He would pry and find out. – In Luck at Last by Walter Besant
  2. The young lawyer had got a big fee, and he had a nice easy case; and as a man of the world, he could not really wish to pry into it too closely. – The Metropolis by Upton Sinclair
  3. Is it for us to pry into them? – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley
  4. How dare you say I pry and spy! – Kitty Trenire by Mabel Quiller-Couch
  5. These small houses may be made light enough to be moved short distances by a pry- pole, the team being required only when they are moved to a new field. – The Dollar Hen by Milo M. Hastings
  6. Madame Lecoeur, however, continued to pry into the dishes, trying to find something else to ask for. – The Fat and the Thin by Emile Zola
  7. He would not look in her basket and pry among her treasures without her permission. – The Mountain Girl by Payne Erskine
  8. Why should he, then, try to pry into the clouds and darkness that were round about the awful throne? – Lancashire Idylls (1898) by Marshall Mather
  9. Can't you pry it up with something? – The Window at the White Cat by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  10. I am not one to pry, sir, and my master has always trusted me. – Vicky Van by Carolyn Wells
  11. I bent it trying to pry the bars. – The Lost House by Richard Harding Davis
  12. Our little girl is gone into the Unknown, she wrote- that Unknown in which she seemed to be forever trying to pry. – The Shape of Fear by Elia W. Peattie
  13. And I must say, concluded Captain West, that I am vexed to think my children should have tried to pry into what did not in the least concern them. – The Eagle's Nest by S. E. Cartwright
  14. I've no wish to pry into your affairs, and if you don't care to say any more, I'll understand it perfectly. – The Metropolis by Upton Sinclair
  15. I had unwittingly stumbled across something unusual and had been about to pry into what didn't concern me, and it had been resented. – A Frontier Mystery by Bertram Mitford
  16. They have formed plots to destroy property, they have entered into conspiracies against the neutrality of the Government, they have sought to pry into every confidential transaction of the Government in order to serve interests alien to our own. – My Three Years in America by Johann Heinrich Andreas Hermann Albrecht Graf von Bernstorff
  17. " Anything you choose, Mrs Pry," said Tom, laughing; " I shall trouble my head no more with such things, so you may sell them if you please, or send them as a valuable gift to the British Museum, only don't bother me about them; and do take yourself off like a good soul, for I must reply to my father's letter immediately." – Hunting the Lions by R.M. Ballantyne
  18. Very well; the folk would neither pry nor complain for a long, long time: that was triumph enough for John Wull. – Every Man for Himself by Norman Duncan
  19. Then he won't think we're trying to pry into his house. – Oswald Bastable and Others by Edith Nesbit