Poring: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Use in Literature PoringThat evening, in her own room, Susan pored over the two inexpensive magazines that came to the house.ndash;Harriet A. Adams in Dawn.Fences that never wanted a panel were now broken in many places; and barns that never admitted a drop of rain, now leaked at a hundred pores.ndash;T.S. Arthur in The Lights and Shadows of Real Life.The effect is to withdraw any air which may be contained in the pores of the hides, and to aid capillary attraction by the pressure of the atmosphere in forcing the tan into the interior of the skins.ndash;Charles Babbage in On the Economy Of Machinery And Manufactures.I was sure, when we left you looking at that bit of stuff, that we would find you poring over it when we came back, so I just cut a club for you as well as for myself.ndash;R.M. Ballantyne in The Coral Island (A Tale Of The Pacific Ocean).He seemed to be listening with every one of his pores.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Sarrasine.At length perceiving me, she flew to where I stood, by the fatal precipice, and having noticed the fragments fresh crumbled in, pored importunately on my countenance.ndash;William Beckford in Dreams, Waking Thoughts, and Incidents.He had ever been patient in poring over plants botanically, and fishes ichthyologically, and minerals mineralogically.ndash;Max Beerbohm in And Even Now.She took it with eagerness, and after poring long over the sweet face, touched the picture with her lips.ndash;Edward Bellamy in Looking Backward, 2000 to 1887.Your paramount aim in poring over literature is to enjoy, but you will not fully achieve that aim unless you have also a subsidiary aim which necessitates the measurement of your energy.ndash;Arnold Bennett in Literary Taste.She had been sent a Christmas card that morning, and had pored over it with delight.ndash;Arthur Christopher Benson in At Large.
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