• WordNet 3.6
    • v prise regard highly; think much of "I respect his judgement","We prize his creativity"
    • v prise to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open "The burglar jimmied the lock": "Raccoons managed to pry the lid off the garbage pail"
    • v prise make an uninvited or presumptuous inquiry "They pried the information out of him"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Prise An enterprise.
    • n. & v Prise See Prize n., 5. Also Prize v. t.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • prise An obsolete form of prize.
    • prise Choice; excellent; noble.
    • n prise A variant of prize.
    • prise See prize.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Prise prīz (Spens.) an enterprise or adventure.
    • v.t Prise to force open by means of a lever.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.; cf. Prize, below.


In literature:

I ain't s'prised none ter hear 'bout Tobe Gryce's goin's-on hyar las' night.
"'way Down In Lonesome Cove" by Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)
Cromwell mena les hommes par la prise qu'ils lui donnaient sur eux.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 378, April, 1847" by Various
Wouldn't they be s'prised?
"At the Little Brown House" by Ruth Alberta Brown
It was 'prised in the settlement at nine hundred, and it tain't wuth any more.
"Dwellers in Arcady" by Albert Bigelow Paine
Dese niggers ain't su'prise at po' white trash; dey do enyting.
"Hanover; Or The Persecution of the Lowly" by David Bryant Fulton
There they were prised or cut open.
"The Island Mystery" by George A. Birmingham
So many, Dannie, haves declined, that I'd be s'prised t' cotch one that wouldn't slip the hook.
"The Cruise of the Shining Light" by Norman Duncan
We was s'prised he stood it long as he did.
"Kildares of Storm" by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
Shouldn't be s'prised if Fan knew all 'bout the tree.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 39, No. 03, March, 1885" by Various
Come, out with your iron, and prise the lid off.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XV" by Robert Louis Stevenson

In poetry:

"Goog, goo," 'e sez, and curls 'is cunnin' toes.
Yeh'd be su'prised the 'eaps o' things 'e knows.
I'll swear 'e tumbles I'm 'is father, too;
The way 'e squints at me, an' sez "Goog, goo."
"The Kid " by C J Dennis
When we git 'ome that night I shows me spleen
By 'intin' Rose will be left on the shelf.
An' then I see Doreen
Smile to 'erself.
"I would n't be su'prised," she sez, "to see
Rose marrid, some fine day, to Wally Free."
"The Dance" by C J Dennis
Jim,--Harry,--Fred,--Isaac,--all gone from our side?
They could n't have left us,--no, not if they tried.
Look,--there 's our old Prises,--he can't find his text;
See,--P----- rubs his leg, as he growls out "The next!"
"Once More" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Nex' day Mar Flood she takes 'er Sunday dress
An' 'er best bonnet up to town.
'Er game's to see the girl at this address
An' word 'er in regard to comin' down
To take Smith be su'prise. My part's to fix
A meetin' so there won't be any mix.
"Half a Man" by C J Dennis
And--well--it was interESTin'--I su'prised him, I suppose,
By the loud and frequent manner in which I blowed my nose!--
But his su'prise was greater, and it made him wonder more,
When I kissed and hugged the widder when she met us at the
"Farmer Whipple--Bachelor" by James Whitcomb Riley
I wondered wot was doin'. First I seen
Ole Missus Flood wave signals to Doreen.
I'm in the paddick slashin' down some ferns;
She's comin' up the road; an' if she turns
An 'andspring I won't be su'prised a bit,
The way she's caperin', an' goin' it.
"Sawin' Wood" by C J Dennis

In news:

The more adept anglers even managed to prise out some rainbow trout from the well stocked waters.
T-Pain tunes: perfect for lap dances, and sur- prisingly good for extended listening.

In science:

Thanks to the aggregates the translation of the specification is sur prisingly straightforward.
Design and Implementation of Aggregate Functions in the DLV System
This research was supported by the Harvard PRISE and Herchel-Smith fellowships.
The Maximal Rank Conjecture for Sections of Curves
Vidard, P., 2001: Vers une prise en compte des erreurs mod`ele en assimilation de donn´ees 4D variationnelle.
A reduced-order strategy for 4D-Var data assimilation
Bertelle (eds), “Emergent Properties in Natural and Artificial Dynamical Systems”, Understanding Complex Systems series, 87-99. [Tranouez 2005b] Tranouez, P. (2005) Contribution `a la mod´elisation et `a la prise en compte informatique de niveaux de descriptions multiples.
Different goals in multiscale simulations and how to reach them
Sur± mesons can also be explained without an additional prisingly the mass of the µ assumption by the oscillation energies and rest masses of a neutrino lattice.
The standing wave model of the mesons and baryons