And it pries the door to progress on the peace front a little wider.
It pries down deep into men's lives and uncovers their secret motives.
He discovers a wart, he pries into a pore; and he calls it knowledge of man.
pries' she don' make us more lov' each other—pries' don' make us happy—we like birds that make nes' in tree-tops.
Some people, when they get an idea, it pries the structure apart.
He tiptoes back to the gate, pries off one of the ear muffs, and leans over real confidential.
He walks about as it were a public place, and he pries everywhere.
It is pure luck which pries open most doors of life, and it was upon luck alone I must rely now.
He who pries into letters for one purpose, may be led to pry into them for another.
pries, although enjoying a high reputation in the city, had long been in a bad way.
"look inquisitively," c.1300, from prien "to peer in," of unknown origin, perhaps related to late Old English bepriwan "to wink." Related: Pried; prying. As a noun, "act of prying," from 1750; meaning "inquisitive person" is from 1845.
"raise by force," 1823, from a noun meaning "instrument for prying, crowbar;" alteration of prize (as though it were a plural) in obsolete sense of "lever" (c.1300), from Old French prise "a taking hold, grasp" (see prize (n.2)).