There are artful and probing passages about the process of writing that could be used verbatim in M.F.A. classes.
I thought Cavuto was probing without being confrontational, though he might have followed up more aggressively.
Huron Township police say they are probing a second, similar complaint against him.
He culls them from a larger pool, testing and probing until he finds the most vulnerable.
I hope against hope for some probing questions from Schieffer, too.
Like probing fingers, Sam Atkins' mind continued to touch him.
He had come to the end of his resourcefulness in the art of probing for facts.
I lingered behind a little to get over the pain and irritation of this first probing of my wound.
Thomas had the cover off the radar panel and was probing around.
The officer who had been probing the hole further reported nothing more there, and, well satisfied, they returned to the car.
early 15c., "instrument for exploring wounds, etc.," also "an examination," from Medieval Latin proba "examination," in Late Latin "a test, proof," from Latin probare (see prove). Meaning "act of probing" is 1890, from the verb; figurative sense of "penetrating investigation" is from 1903. Meaning "small, unmanned exploratory craft" is attested from 1953.
1640s, originally figurative; "to search thoroughly, interrogate;" from probe (n.) and partly from Latin probare. Literal sense of "to examine with a probe" is from 1680s. Related: Probed; probing; probingly.
A slender flexible surgical instrument with a blunt bulbous tip, used to explore a wound or body cavity. v. probed, prob·ing, probes
To explore a wound or body cavity with a probe.