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Prying meaning

prying - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. of Pry
  2. 2. Inspecting closely or impertinently.

prying - examples of usage

  1. The glance she cast upon them, and the resolute way in which she plunged them into speech, made William and Cassandra feel like children who had been caught prying. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. But her mind kept prying at that world of the sisters behind those walls. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. It made Dale feel for a moment as though he were improperly prying, behind people's backs, at matters that did not in the least concern him; and next moment he thought that all the gray stooping forms were exactly like those of ghosts. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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