Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Insistently or impertinently curious or inquisitive.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Peeping; peering; looking closely into anything; hence, inquisitive; curious.
  • Synonyms Inquisitive, etc. See curious.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Inspecting closely or impertinently.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of pry.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun offensive inquisitiveness
  • adjective offensively curious or inquisitive

Etymologies

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Examples

  • But then they have to say the very same thing when those influential constituents come calling for help in prying some of that evil stimulus money loose.

    Rick Horowitz: The Stimulus: Slamming It, Working It

  • But then they have to say the very same thing when those influential constituents come calling for help in prying some of that evil stimulus money loose.

    Rick Horowitz: The Stimulus: Slamming It, Working It

  • But then they have to say the very same thing when those influential constituents come calling for help in prying some of that evil stimulus money loose.

    Rick Horowitz: The Stimulus: Slamming It, Working It

  • But then they have to say the very same thing when those influential constituents come calling for help in prying some of that evil stimulus money loose.

    Rick Horowitz: The Stimulus: Slamming It, Working It

  • Well, apparently prying is the correct thing to do, but unfortunately I must have fatigued the metal shaft because it broke off.

    A Monroe electromechanical calculator « The Half-Baked Maker

  • But then they have to say the very same thing when those influential constituents come calling for help in prying some of that evil stimulus money loose.

    Rick Horowitz: The Stimulus: Slamming It, Working It

  • The mysteries of the gospel, and the methods of man's salvation, are so glorious that the blessed angels earnestly desire to look into them; they are curious, accurate, and industrious in prying into them; they consider the whole scheme of man's redemption with deep attention and admiration, particularly the points the apostle had been discoursing of: Which things the angels desire to stoop down and look into, as the cherubim did continually towards the mercy-seat.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)

  • She went rather red at the idea of prying into it.

    The Chain Of Destiny

  • 'Well - for goodness sake don't let's get caught,' said Julian, not at all liking the idea of prying about in his host's house.

    Five Go To Smugglers Top

  • It was so new to the eye and so obviously full of the "booster" spirit that he was appalled at the idea of prying through this modern shell and getting back to the heart and the memory of the old days of the town.

    Black Jack

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