References in classic literature ?
And he probed those problems with a human curiosity, and went below the surface in a way that neither of them dreamed of doing.
During their discourse one of the clerical brothers probed the hedge carefully with his umbrella, and dragged something to light.
If he had probed to the bottom of his vanity (as he sometimes nearly did) he would have found there the wish that his wife should be as worldly-wise and as eager to please as the married lady whose charms had held his fancy through two mildly agitated years; without, of course, any hint of the frailty which had so nearly marred that unhappy being's life, and had disarranged his own plans for a whole winter.