Unsure about what to do but leaning toward an abortion, Amy (not her real name) scoured the Internet for abortion services.
Nasaw has had full access to family documents and scoured the archives.
An avid, fearless cyclist, Smith often scoured the flat, sprawling borders of Los Angeles on one of his bicycles.
They were obliged to draft an indictment, and they scoured The Satanic Verses for evidence.
There is a large area to be scoured and the amount of time the airplane can spend over its assigned zone is critical.
Masked mobs had scoured the country at different times, threatening the very lives of enemies.
He felt along it, located the desk he sought for and scoured through it.
The dog advanced, retreated, paused an instant, turned and scoured away at his hardest speed.
Why, then, had not the planes which scoured the region found the survivors?
Boards or sheets of paper were placed under the rods to protect the snowy, scoured floors.
"cleanse by hard rubbing," c.1200, from Middle Dutch scuren, schuren "to polish, to clean," and from Old French escurer, both from Late Latin excurare "clean off," literally "take good care of," from Latin ex- "out" (see ex-) + curare "care for" (see cure (v.)). Possibly originally a technical term among Flemish workmen in England. Related: Scoured; scouring. As a noun, 1610s, from the verb.
"move quickly in search of something," c.1300, probably from Old Norse skyra "rush in," related to skur "storm, shower, shower of missiles" (see shower (n.)). Perhaps influenced by or blended with Old French escorre "to run out," from Latin excurrere (see excursion). Sense probably influenced by scour (v.1).