verb (used without object), pored, por·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM poreporelike, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for pore
Shrinkage from hot water also tightens up pores in the mask, keeping the virus from slipping through easily.Coronavirus cases are skyrocketing. Here’s what it will take to gain control|Tina Hesman Saey|November 11, 2020|Science News
In the end, about 30 people spent seven long days together, each poring over more than 125,000 ballots.
The team also pored over previous reports of human remains from this time period, and found numerous other examples of women in North and South America buried with tools used in big-game hunting.A female hunter’s remains hint at more fluid gender roles in the early Americas|Kate Baggaley|November 4, 2020|Popular Science
This week we have been poring through the data from our first-ever Voice Poll.Politics Report: It’s Happening! Plus, the Elections Contest|Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts|October 31, 2020|Voice of San Diego
After years of poring over them in undergrad while studying mechanical engineering, I’ve never used them since in the real world.AI has cracked a key mathematical puzzle for understanding our world|Karen Hao|October 30, 2020|MIT Technology Review
By that evening, their staffer was poring through the files at the University of Arkansas.Hillary’s Outside Enforcers Are Led by a Former Foe|David Freedlander|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She later confessed to poring over botanical volumes in search of suitable poisons and scouring the woods for lethal mushrooms.The Week in Death: Clarissa Dickson Wright, One of ‘Two Fat Ladies’|The Telegraph|March 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Again, most of the boys spend the travel time dozing or poring over comic books.Stacks: Hitting the Note with the Allman Brothers Band|Grover Lewis|March 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Brunet says that so far they have spoken to 80 witnesses and are poring over some video of the crash and its aftermath.‘It Was Like Hiroshima’: A Tour Through the Quebec Town Destroyed by a Runaway Train|Christine Pelisek|July 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
After Milke was convicted, her defense investigators spent 7,000 hours poring over court records.
"Let them hate, if they fear us as well," muttered Gregory poring over the mysterious phrases.Masters of the Guild|L. Lamprey
Anyhow, it is better than being chained to a desk, or growing purblind "poring over miserable books."Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)|William Delisle Hay
He was poring over a table covered with dusty papers, but he received us very affectionately.The World's Greatest Books, Vol III|Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
And, poring over these in my memory, I try to read between the lines the words that are not there, to read “I love you.”The Wings of Icarus|Laurence Alma Tadema
And Caylesham's—he held it in his fingers and looked at it with a poring scrutiny.Double Harness|Anthony Hope