Pore Pore, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Pored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Poring}.] [OE. poren, of uncertain origin; cf. D. porren to poke, thrust, Gael. purr.] To look or gaze steadily in reading or studying; to fix the attention; to be absorbed; -- often with on or upon, and now usually with over.``Painfully to pore upon a book.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The eye grows weary with poring perpetually on the same thing. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

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