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prahy ing

  • n  offensive inquisitiveness
  • v  to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open
  • v  be nosey
  • v  search or inquire in a meddlesome way
  • v  make an uninvited or presumptuous inquiry
  • s  offensively curious or inquisitive
    prying eyes

  • After prying open a door blocked for thousands of years, "We found ourselves in a corridor," Weeks says.
  • A young California Congressman named Richard Nixon became a national figure by prying information out of the reluctant witness.
  • But above all, Michael Joseph Jackson's family will take comfort in knowing that their often reclusive son will probably be undisturbed by prying fans and press.
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  • Clive Stafford Smith in guardian.co.uk
    Clive Stafford Smith, Reprieve's legal director, said: "They choose ships to try to keep their misconduct as far as possible from the prying eyes of the media and lawyers. We will eventually reunite these ghost prisoners with their legal rights. By...
  • Amitabh Bachchan in Masala
    The prying electronic media positioned themselves at vantage points to invade private space inside our home. It is callous, abhorrent act. Our privacy was invaded without our consent,Amitabh told IANS.
  • Phil Mushnick in SportsBusiness Daily (subscription)
    In NY, Phil Mushnick writes by the time James announced his choice, the "whole thing seemed less suspenseful than Geraldo Rivera prying open Al Capone's vault" (NY POST, 7/9).

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