It is great fun to pore over clues and tunnel into a tree trunk like termites, and I am not apologizing for a guilty pleasure.
Had there not been photographs and memorabilia to pore over, dancing would have been the only sensible option.
The paranoia he unleashed was so overwhelming that it seeped into every pore of society, including the Pendle witch trials.
It gave me license to pore over raw tape, again and again, to absorb the subtle clues of human behavior.
It is advice to sift, pore over, and weigh up, with a view to us deciding for ourselves.
Do you mean we ain't going to be pore any longer, grandfather?
The perspiration oozed from every pore, and fell from him like rain drops.
We ain't like Germans, as chucks away a thousand pound torpedo on a pore little fishing smack.'
At last he had it, and stepped back, the sweat starting from every pore.
What are the bloodless chronicles I pore over beside those clear, live chronicles!
"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.