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The Scarlet Letter
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  • So Roger Chillingworth—the man of skill, the kind and friendly physician—strove to go deep into his patient’s bosom, delving among his principles, prying into his recollections, and probing everything with a cautious touch, like a treasure-seeker in a dark cavern.

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  • There was a congressional probe into the scandal.
  • She probed beneath the gum line as she examined his teeth.

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