For Churchill, politics and literature were two sides of the same career,” Rose writes, “impossible to prise apart.
My intention was to prise it open with my tool, for I am a very powerful man, but suddenly another idea occurred to me.
Suppose your astonishment if a lady in an assembly were to offer you a prise?
If you cannot find a plank, set half a dozen men to prise up a couple from the floor.
"It's one of those tins you prise up," said Marjorie jauntily.
Then Ariobarzanes departed the listes: and the Prince withoute any great resistance wan the prise and victory.
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With his sword he hewed and hacked at the stout oak door, whilst Stuteley sought to prise it open.
He cannot prise open a man's heart with a crowbar, as it were, and force Himself inside.
Ils ne sont publics qu'en vertu d'une dcision du Tribunal, prise avec l'assentiment des Parties.
"reward," prise (c.1300 in this sense), from Old French pris "price, value, worth; reward" (see price (n.)). As an adjective, "worthy of a prize," from 1803. The spelling with -z- is from late 16c. Prize-fighter is from 1703; prize-fight from 1730 (prize-fighter from 1785).
"something taken by force," mid-13c., prise "a taking, holding," from Old French prise "a taking, seizing, holding," noun use of fem. past participle of prendre "to take, seize," from Latin prendere, contraction of prehendere "lay hold of, grasp, seize, catch" (see prehensile). Especially of ships captured at sea (1510s). The spelling with -z- is from late 16c.
"to estimate," 1580s, alteration of Middle English prisen "to prize, value" (late 14c.), from stem of Old French preisier "to praise" (see praise (v.)). Related: Prized; prizing.