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probe
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Moby Dick
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  • "I have heard," murmured Starbuck, gazing down the scuttle, "that in violent fevers, men, all ignorance, have talked in ancient tongues; and that when the mystery is probed, it turns out always that in their wholly forgotten childhood those ancient tongues had been really spoken in their hearing by some lofty scholars.

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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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