probe

All Noun Verb
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  • He had felt the deep eyes probing his very soul -- looking right through him. Cited from One Generation to Another,Henry Seton Merriman
  • He thought that he had probed true and had found what he was after. Cited from The Web of Life, by Robert Herrick
  • In any event, he thought they could not be foreign probes of some kind.
  • He was still probing with everything he had, but still getting nothing important. Cited from Man of Many Minds, by E. Everett Evans
  • His mind-probing had not yet reached an answer to those important questions. Cited from Man of Many Minds, by E. Everett Evans
  • In probing another's heart he laid his hand upon his own. Cited from Literary Remains, Vol. 3, by Coleridge
  • Last year I probed to find such a term without much success. Cited from The Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Volume 10
  • Thirty years later, we still don't have answer to this probing question.
  • A second picture taken from the probe at rest on the surface was released a short time later.
  • A second study also failed to show any evidence of probing.
  • She is forced to join the team after she probes "too far" into their operations.
  • Probing brought nothing out, and I did not ask a single question. Cited from Lazarre, by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • As a result, only two space probes have visited the planet so far.
  • The ship also has a limited number of probes for very long-range exploration.
  • Its surface seemed to me very regular, and I probed this lot. Cited from Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution, by Alpheus Spring Packard
  • I have probed a good many things one way and another, some ugly, some beautiful. Cited from The Loom of Youth, by Alec Waugh
  • All probes sent do not return, nor reply once they reach the surface of the planet.
  • His quick mind pretty soon probed the length and depth of the situation. Cited from Lloyd George, by Frank Dilnot
  • Unsuccessful probing had caused him great suffering, and we should hardly have known him. Cited from The Harvest of Years, by Martha Lewis Beckwith Ewell
  • This gives better maximum search times than the methods based on probing.
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Meaning of probe

  • noun An inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities
    there was a congressional probe into the scandal
  • noun A flexible slender surgical instrument with a blunt end that is used to explore wounds or body cavities
  • noun An exploratory action or expedition
  • noun An investigation conducted using a flexible surgical instrument to explore an injury or a body cavity
  • verb Question or examine thoroughly and closely
  • verb Examine physically with or as if with a probe
    probe an anthill