The paranoia he unleashed was so overwhelming that it seeped into every pore of society, including the Pendle witch trials.
It is advice to sift, pore over, and weigh up, with a view to us deciding for ourselves.
Had there not been photographs and memorabilia to pore over, dancing would have been the only sensible option.
"gaze intently," early 13c., of unknown origin, with no obvious corresponding word in Old French. Perhaps from Old English *purian, suggested by spyrian "to investigate, examine," and spor "a trace, vestige." Related: Pored; poring.
"minute opening," late 14c., from Old French pore (14c.) and directly from Latin porus "a pore," from Greek poros "a pore," literally "passage, way," from PIE *por- "going, passage," from root *per- "to lead, pass over" (see port (n.1)).
A minute opening in an animal or plant tissue.
One of the minute openings of the sweat glands of the skin.