Definition of Poring over
1. Noun. Reading carefully with intent to remember.
Generic synonyms: Reading
Derivative terms: Peruse, Peruse, Study, Study
Lexicographical Neighbors of Poring Over
Literary usage of Poring over
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart by John Gibson Lockhart (1839)
"I remember observing him many times in the Advocates' Library poring over maps and gazetteers with care and anxiety; and the following is one of many ..."
2. The Journal of the Rev. Francis Asbury, Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal by Francis Asbury (1821)
"When a child, I thought it strange my mother should stand by a large window poring over a book for hours together. From my childhood I may say, ..."
3. Advice to Young Men, and (incidentally) to Young Women, in the Middle and by William Cobbett (1833)
"... if he were to spend half a life in poring over the myriads of ponderous, stupid, and contradictory tomes, that have been written on the same subject. ..."