pore over

phrasal verb

pored over; poring over; pores over
: to read or study (something) very carefully
He pored over the map for hours.

Examples of pore over in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So, with funding fits and starts, Walker and a team of student researchers have pored over the logbooks and documented the descriptions themselves. Benjamin Cassidy, Smithsonian Magazine, 3 June 2024 Browne pored over primary sources and cross-referenced details against obituaries and internet sources over the course of two years. Darcel Rockett, Chicago Tribune, 29 May 2024 Police pored over the area between his house and nearby storage containers and dug through his yard with shovels and a yellow excavator. Cybele Mayes-Osterman, USA TODAY, 21 May 2024 Invited in 1964 by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences to present a critique of the Warren Report, Dr. Wecht spent nearly a year poring over the underlying data. Clay Risen, New York Times, 17 May 2024 Later editions included a new co-author, his son Daniel, who as a boy spirited his father’s book to the basement to pore over its graphic photographs. Trip Gabriel, Baltimore Sun, 7 May 2024 The fans pored over her social media posts to extract clues about her well-being and protested outside the courthouse at every hearing. Stefanie Dazio, Fortune, 10 May 2024 At Rosebud, Herr started spending his weekends at work, poring over patient charts. Anna Maria Barry-Jester, ProPublica, 7 May 2024 Online coverage of the glitzy affair always blankets media coverage as fans pore over each gown’s details. Kevin Dolak, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2019

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“Pore over.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pore%20over. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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