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Usage examples for pry

  1. 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
  2. I bent it trying to pry the bars. – The Lost House by Richard Harding Davis
  3. Can't you pry it up with something? – The Window at the White Cat by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  4. " 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
  5. 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
  6. He would pry and find out. – In Luck at Last by Walter Besant
  7. 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
  8. He would not look in her basket and pry among her treasures without her permission. – The Mountain Girl by Payne Erskine
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Is it for us to pry into them? – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley
  13. Then he won't think we're trying to pry into his house. – Oswald Bastable and Others by Edith Nesbit
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. I am not one to pry, sir, and my master has always trusted me. – Vicky Van by Carolyn Wells
  17. 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
  18. How dare you say I pry and spy! – Kitty Trenire by Mabel Quiller-Couch
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