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Prise

verb
1.
To move or force, especially in an effort to get something open.  Synonyms: jimmy, lever, prize, pry.  "Raccoons managed to pry the lid off the garbage pail"
2.
Make an uninvited or presumptuous inquiry.  Synonym: pry.
3.
Regard highly; think much of.  Synonyms: esteem, prize, respect, value.  "We prize his creativity"






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... have found out Daws is thar in the Gap," he said, "an' they are goin' to slip over before day ter-morrer and s'prise him. Hit don't make no difference to us, which ...
— The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come • John Fox

... de sa Vie; tromper dans une pareille attente un Viellard de 70 ans, ce serait anticiper sur sa mort, d'ailleurs en arrivant en Angleterre tout de suite je ne ferais egalement que manger mon argent, ou bien celui de ma femme jusqu'a l'hiver prochain, aussi ma resolution est prise de faire le Voyage de la Boheme; voire en passant Dresde, Prague et Vienne, ou je scais que je puis gagner de quoi me defrayer de tout mon voyage, et au dela: et de revenir a Londres vers le Novembre, ...
— The Pianoforte Sonata - Its Origin and Development • J.S. Shedlock

... than all the natural resources, water-power, and forests put together. In order to increase the production of grain in 1623, the General Assembly ordered: "For the encouragement of men to plant store of corne, the prise shall not be stinted but it shall be free for every man to sell it as deere as he can." This law had a wholesome effect. It so increased the production of maize that seven years later as has already been noted, the colonists had a surplus of this product ...
— Agriculture in Virginia, 1607-1699 • Lyman Carrier

... gimme time, Suh, to "reponder;" Please gimme time to "gargalize;" Den 'haps I'll tu'n to "cattlegog," An' answer up 'greeable fer a s'prise. ...
— Negro Folk Rhymes - Wise and Otherwise: With a Study • Thomas W. Talley

... dont cost ennything to get into the asosiation. the Terrible 3 is good frends and will stand by eech other as long as live remanes and no money makes anny diference. nobody elce can get in but the Terible 3 at enny prise what ever. ...
— Brite and Fair • Henry A. Shute

... Mis' Winslow, sharply, "a vegetable sprouts. Can't you? Is these stocking caps made so's they won't ravel?" she inquired capably of Abel Ames. "These are real good value, Mary," she added kindly. "Better su'prise the little thing with one of these. A ...
— Christmas - A Story • Zona Gale

... him, and some o' the boys swum on down stream, expectin' he'd raise, but couldn't find hide ner hair of him; so we left the boat a-driftin' off down stream and swum ashore, a-thinkin' he'd jist drownded hisse'f a-purpose. But ther' was more su'prise waitin' far us yit,—for lo-and-behold-you, when we got ashore ther' wasn't no trace o' Steve er the baby to be found. Ezry said he seed Steve when he fetched little Annie ashore, and she was all right on'y she was purt nigh past cryin'; and he said Steve ...
— Pipes O'Pan at Zekesbury • James Whitcomb Riley

... on board the luggers—having been rash enough to prise open some half a dozen casks—had dropped overboard and were wading ashore, coughing and spitting as they came. Amid the uproar Major Hymen kept a ...
— The Mayor of Troy • Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

... doesn't see how she found the pluck to do it. But it didn't s'prise me none, Miz' Scattergood. A gal that's done what Janice Day has for, and in, Polktown is jest as able to do ...
— The Mission of Janice Day • Helen Beecher Long

... been for ages the absorbing business and favorite recreation of all these Western tribes. At or near the expansion of the Mississippi called Lake Pepin, the voyagers found a fort called Fort Perrot, after its builder; [Footnote: Penecaut, Journal. Proces-verbal de la Prise de Possession du Pays des Nadouessioux, etc., par Nicolas Perrot, 1689. Fort Perrot seems to have been built in 1685, and to have stood near the outlet of the lake, probably on the west side. Perrot ...
— A Half-Century of Conflict, Volume II • Francis Parkman

... raining, may not the Hundred-and-twenty Paris Electors, though their Cahier is long since finished, see good to meet again daily, as an 'Electoral Club'? They meet first 'in a Tavern;'—where 'the largest wedding-party' cheerfully give place to them. (Dusaulx, Prise de la Bastille (Collection des Memoires, par Berville et Barriere, Paris, 1821), p. 269.) But latterly they meet in the Hotel-de-Ville, in the Townhall itself. Flesselles, Provost of Merchants, with his Four Echevins (Scabins, Assessors), could not prevent it; such was the force of public ...
— The French Revolution • Thomas Carlyle

... wrongly.... And yet, poor thing, is it for me to condemn her—and what did it matter in the end? If it had not been Florence, it would have been some other... Still, it might have been a better woman than my wife. For Florence was vulgar; Florence was a common flirt who would not, at the last, lacher prise; and Florence was an unstoppable talker. You could not stop her; nothing would stop her. Edward and Leonora were at least proud and reserved people. Pride and reserve are not the only things in life; perhaps they are not even the best things. But if they happen to be your particular ...
— The Good Soldier • Ford Madox Ford

... douz filz me fierai Tant que pour toi l'en prierai." La Mere Dieu lors s'est levee, Devant son filz s'en est alee Et ses virges toutes apres. De lui si tint Pierre pres, Quar sanz doutance bien savoit Que sa besoigne faite avoit Puisque cele l'avoit en prise Ou ...
— Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres • Henry Adams

... skill, Was wont this auncient citie to adorne, And the heaven it selfe with her wide wonders fill. All that which Athens ever brought forth wise, All that which Afrike ever brought forth strange, All that which Asie ever had of prise, Was here to see. O mervelous great change! Rome, living, was the worlds sole ornament; And, dead, is now the worlds sole moniment. [* ...
— The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser, Volume 5 • Edmund Spenser

... serait vrai que tout ceci ne fut qu'une bete italienne qui so serait echauffee, et qui aurait pris des chimeres pour des verites, ce qui pourrait encore bien etre, cette femme ne parait rien moins que prudente et tranquille. Je crois, cependant, que la peine qu'on aurait prise de savoir ce qu'elle veut declarer serait si legere, qu'on ne la regretterait pas, quand meme on decouvrirait que cette femme n'est qu'une folle."—"Oeuvres de Frederic le Grand," vol. xix. p. 91.] She had almost resolved not to seek the marquis again, or if she did so, to say that she had been ...
— Frederick The Great and His Family • L. Muhlbach

... enormite dans les esprits d'un certain ordre n'est souvent qu'une grande vue prise hors du temps et du lieu, et ne gardant aucun rapport reel avec les objets environnants. Le propre de certaines prunelles ardentes est de franchir du regard les intervalles et de les supprimer. Tantot c'est une idee qui retarde de plusieurs siecles, et que ces vigoureux esprits se figurent ...
— On Compromise • John Morley

... coeur la liberte civile et la liberte religieuse, tous ceux que l'imperitie et la suffisance de la classe aristocratique degoutaient, tous ceux qui voyaient avec mepris ce que l'Eglise avait pu faire de la religion, avaient embrasse la cause de la France revolutionnaire. Fox, a la prise de la Bastille, s'exclamait: "C'est le plus grand evenement qui se soit passe au monde, et c'en est le meilleur." Il croyait que tout serait fini avec le demantelement de la vieille forteresse symbolique et ne prevoyait pas qu'elle pouvait etre sitot reconstituee: l'idee ...
— Collections and Recollections • George William Erskine Russell

... bade Mr. Kennedy adieu, for at least four months, and crossed the Maranwith my party and light carts. It was not without very much regret that I thus left this zealous assistant, and so large a portion of my men, behind, in departing on a hazardous enter prise, as this was likely to be, where the population might be numerous. Anxiety for the safety of the party left, predominated with me, for whatever might be the danger of passing and repassing through these barbarous regions, that of a party stationary for a length of time in one place, seemed ...
— Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia • Thomas Mitchell

... dont il est parle dans cette lettre de M. Pelet de la Lozere, s'etait manifeste par une double decision prise le 6 mars par la chambre des deputes, par la chambre des pairs, le 26. J'avais, au mois de novembre 1836, adresse aux chambres une petition dont les rapporteurs furent, a la chambre des deputes, M. de Guizard, au Luxembourg, M. le duc de ...
— Movement of the International Literary Exchanges, between France and North America from January 1845 to May, 1846 • Various

... scud beneath the sky-land, Sight the hills of Treasure Island, Prowl and peer and prod and prise, Till there burst upon my eyes Just the proper pirate's freight: Gold doubloons ...
— The Joyful Heart • Robert Haven Schauffler

... le rempart, apres la prise du cavalier, et ouvrirent la porte dite de Kilia aux soldats du general Koutouzow."—Hist, de la ...
— The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 6 • Lord Byron

... flogging like devils, cursing like troopers, and yelling like hyenas gone mad, tried to get the wagon off; but it was fast as a rock. Then Dick and the Hottentot put their shoulders to one wheel, and tried to prise it up, while the Kafir ENCOURAGED the cattle with his thong. Observing this, Christopher went in, with his sable custodian at his heels, and heaved at the other embedded wheel. The wagon was lifted directly, so that ...
— A Simpleton • Charles Reade

... the fort, and a sun-dial still stands in rear of the house, a gift from the great explorer. We buried Joe Miller in the pine-shadowed graveyard near the fort. Hard work it was with pick and crowbar to prise up the ice-locked earth and to get poor Joe that depth which the frozen clay would seem to grudge him. It was long after dark when his bed was ready, and by the light of a couple of lanterns we laid him down in the great rest. The graveyard and the funeral had few of those accessories ...
— The Great Lone Land - A Narrative of Travel and Adventure in the North-West of America • W. F. Butler

... him: "Who was happie next Tellus;" thinking hee would haue attributed to him the second place. "Forsoth (quoth he) that is Cleobis and Bito, which were Argiues, and liued a contented life. And in all pastimes to proue force and maisterie, they bare away the prise and victorie. And of them these thinges be remembred; when the feastfull day of Iuppiter was celebrated amonges the Argiues; their mother should be caried to the Temple in a Chariot, drawen with a yoke of ...
— The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1 • William Painter

... thought good humbly to aduertise your honour of the discouery of an Island made by two smal shippes of Saint Malo; the one 8 daies past being prised neare Silley by a ship of which I am part owner, called the Pleasure, sent by this citie to my Lord Thomas Howard, for her Maiesties seruice. Which prise is sent backe to this Port by those of the sayd shippes, with upwards of fortie tunnes of Traine. The Island lyeth in 47. degrees, some fiftie leagues from the grand Bay, neere Newfoundland: and is about twentie leagues about, and some part of the Island is flat Sands and shoulde: and the fish ...
— The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of - the English Nation. Vol. XIII. America. Part II. • Richard Hakluyt

... my true love, my peace, 90 From being at peace within her better selfe? Or how could sleepe forbeare to seize thine eyes, When he might challenge them as his just prise? ...
— Bussy D'Ambois and The Revenge of Bussy D'Ambois • George Chapman

... beside the chimney. "These I call my best things, dear," she said. "You'd laugh to see how we enjoy 'em Sunday nights in winter: we have a real company tea 'stead o' livin' right along just the same, an' I make somethin' good for a s'prise an' put on some o' my preserves, an' we get a'talkin' together ...
— The Country of the Pointed Firs • Sarah Orne Jewett



Words linked to "Prise" :   revere, loosen, open up, open, extort, look up to, admire, reckon, think the world of, reverence, see, venerate, disrespect, view, consider, regard, loose, fear, wring from, disesteem



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