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Sample sentences for the GRE study word probe

probe can be used as a verb
probe can be used as a noun

1.Selecting one of them, he began to probe the lock, as if feeling his way with it. - from Dracula by Bram Stoker
2.My friend is just a little too sane at present to make it safe to probe him too deep with questions. - from Dracula by Bram Stoker
3.From Estella she looked at me, with a searching glance that seemed to pry into my heart and probe its wounds. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
4.When have I ever had a secret from you I shall enter that cottage, and I shall probe the matter to the bottom.. - from Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
5.Where it is ill, we probe and the sickness once diagnosed, the study of the cause leads to the discovery of the remedy. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
6.The state physician hardly likes to probe the wound it is beyond his art a matter which he cannot safely let alone, but which he dare not touc. - from The Republic by Plato
7.Johann Christoph Adelung, _Mithridates oder allgemeine Sprachenkunde mit dem Vater Unser als Sprach probe in beynahe fnfhundert Sprachen und Mundarten_, Berlin, , I, pp. - from Doctrina Christiana by Anonymous
8.'I shall have this matter probed to the bottom.. - from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
9."No, no, my girl, the matter must be probed to the bottom.. - from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
10.The cushions we probed with the fine long needles you have seen me employ. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
11."I presume you looked to the mirrors, between the boards and the plates, and you probed the beds and the bed-clothes, as well as the curtains and carpets.. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
12.Philosophy pursues with its glance, probes the evil, and does not permit it to escape into nothingness. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
13.Another took this luminary with the moon and the planets, and having first weighed them with scrupulous accuracy, probed into their depths and found out the solidity of the substance of which they were made. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe

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