Excessively interested in a person’s private affairs; too inquisitive: she felt there was no place where she could escape from the prying eyes a certain kind of prying journalism
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- A slum dweller has no door to slam in the face of prying reporters.
- Their nuclear manipulations will be free from prying eyes.
- The cities had also acquired a political conscience to protect themselves from prying princes.
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- ‘I believe you get the honor of renaming it then,’ Terelf said pryingly, ‘what will you name her?’
- Or, these inseparable couples could be holding on for dear life, dangling just slightly above eye level so we look up at them pryingly, like equally helpless children.
- Erica looked pryingly and Thomas began to tell her about most of the days events.
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