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Pry, to look with scrutinizing curiosity: “why -- est thou through my window?” Lucr. 1089. “into my deeds to p.” Sonn. 61, 6. “which --es not to the interior,” Merch. II, 9, 28. “I have cause to p. into this pedant,” Shr. III, 1, 87. “the eye of reason may p. in upon us,” H4A IV, 1, 72. “to p. into his title,” IV, 3, 103. “let it p. through the portage of the head,” H5 III, 1, 10. “to p. into the secrets of the state,” H6B I, 1, 250. “p. on every side,” R3 III, 5, 6. “I --ed me through the crevice,” Tit. V, 1, 114. “to p. in what I further shall intend to do,” Rom. V, 3, 33. cf. Narrow-prying.
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