verb (used with object), probed, prob·ing.
verb (used without object), probed, prob·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for probe
Elora Mukherjee, a Columbia Law School professor, said that certification for such a visa is the “basic minimum protection” that federal investigators can grant to the detainees who are willing to cooperate with their probe.
Asked about the probe, James, the attorney general of New York, said she could not comment on the probe because it is ongoing.
Police errors were rampant from the start, despite promises of a thorough probe, with the crime scene left initially unsecured and key figures not questioned for weeks.The Death of a Journalist — and a Free Press — in Mozambique|Eromo Egbejule|November 12, 2020|Ozy
Hopkins was escorted out of his workplace on Monday afternoon and told not to return until the investigation was completed, according to one of the officials familiar with the probe.Postal worker recanted allegations of ballot tampering, officials say|Shawn Boburg, Jacob Bogage|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
Baca is now in federal prison after a jury found he oversaw a plan to interfere with the federal probe into inmate abuses in the county jail system and later lied to prosecutors about his role.New County Board and Sheriff Could Be Headed for a Standoff|Maya Srikrishnan|November 11, 2020|Voice of San Diego
“This is an era of probing to keep us off balance,” Comley said.
“Everyone has a preference,” the man says, probing Oberyn about whether he prefers the company of a man or a woman.Meet the Red Viper: Pedro Pascal on Game of Thrones’ Kinky, Bisexual Hellraiser|Marlow Stern|March 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But Dave and his crew kept living the nightmare and probing the depths of depravity through their absurdist, folk-art horror-show.My Friend Oderus Urungus: GWAR’s Dave Brockie Was a High School Punk Legend|Andy Hinds|March 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He spent hundreds of hours talking with the Nazis in their cells, probing their past, motivations, and psyches.Hermann Göring’s Shrink and the Perils of the Nazi Mind|Jack El-Hai|October 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Indeed, through all of this personal probing, Christie comes across as strikingly likable, charming, sympathetic even.
"You will have to get over that feeling," observed Mr. Carr, disregarding the hint, and taking out his probing-knife.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
The wound after probing looked sufficiently like an ordinary incision to deceive any one.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
One at a time they put us on the rack—probing each man's story down to the smallest detail.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
No sooner had the caravan reached us than our attention was drawn to the faces of the camels probing the distance.Kari the Elephant|Dhan Gopal Mukerji
This additional probing caused her pain but she showed no signs not even by flinching.A Virginia Scout|Hugh Pendexter