delve into

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Professor Beecher, young and foolish, would not consent to delve into the riches of the ancient city, being too much chagrined over the loss of the idol.
'It's the time and space in his scripts that he uses to delve into character.
Locomotion: Dan Snow's History of the Railways (BBC Two, Tuesday, 9pm) | THE UK's rail networks are a much-talked-about entity at the moment; whether it's because fares are constantly being hiked up, or (less maddening) to delve into the history of the railways for what seems like an endless array of fascinating documentaries.
COVENTRIANS are being offered the chance to delve into their past at a free activity day at a city museum this weekend.