Definition of Pryings

1. prying [n] - See also: prying



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pryings

prutah
prutot
prutoth
pry
pry bar
pryan
pryany
prybar
prybars
pryde
prydes
pryer
pryers
prying
pryingly
pryings (current term)
prymnesiophyte
prymnesiophytes
prys
pryse
prysed
pryses
prysing
prytane
prytanea
prytaneis
prytanes
prytaneum
prytanies
prytanis

Literary usage of Pryings

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1. The Metropolitan (1846)
"The pryings of a Postman. London: Smith and Elder. ... Whether these " pryings " were obtained by clairvoyance, or by any extraordinary process not revealed ..."

2. Ainsworth's Magazine: A Miscellany of Romance, General Literature, & Art by William Harrison Ainsworth, George Cruikshank, Hablot Knight Browne (1846)
"THE pryings OF A POSTMAN.f HERE is more fun for the leisurely. ... By the late Reverend Henry Francis Gary, MA t The pryings of a Postman. ..."

3. Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc by Mark Twain (1896)
"These pryings accomplished but little. She told as much as she considered advisable, and kept the rest to herself. Both threats and trickeries were wasted ..."

4. History of English Literature by Hippolyte Taine (1900)
"... describes the cosmetics and a great many more things.21 He takes his evening walk by solitary walls,22 and in these pitiable pryings has his microscope ..."

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