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Leave no stone unturned   /liv noʊ stoʊn əntˈərnd/   Listen
Leave no stone unturned

verb
1.
Search thoroughly and exhaustively.






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"Leave no stone unturned" Quotes from Famous Books



... master of these animals, a very strange thing happened to him. He came to a terrible end, but for a long time no one knew anything about it. Mr. Wood and Mr. Harry were so very angry with him that they said they would leave no stone unturned to have him punished, or at least to have it known what a villain he was. They sent the paper with the crest on it to Boston. Some people there wrote to England, and found out that it was the crest of a noble and highly esteemed family, and some ...
— Beautiful Joe • Marshall Saunders

... from violence is always searched, madam. I leave no stone unturned in a mysterious case ...
— The Circular Study • Anna Katharine Green

... reason for abducting me like this?' I asked. 'You are foolish to do so, for Mr. Hatteras will leave no stone unturned to ...
— A Bid for Fortune - or Dr. Nikola's Vendetta • Guy Boothby

... He had another purpose in making his breakneck ride. He didn't have a dollar in the Patapsco, and he knew the colonel had not; he, like himself, was too shrewd a man to be bitten twice by the same dog; but he had a large interest in Harry and would leave no stone unturned to bring father and ...
— Kennedy Square • F. Hopkinson Smith

... Carnduff. Misfortunes seem to have come upon us in such numbers of late that I dreaded lest your departure might be unavoidably delayed or prevented. I will not now enter into the painful question of my shameful treatment by Government, but you can well understand that I shall leave no stone unturned to reverse their most unfair and unjust decision, and to bring my traducers to book. Important business having reference to these matters calls me away at once, as I feel it is most essential not to lose a moment, my reputation and my whole future being at stake. I shall ...
— Jan and Her Job • L. Allen Harker

... to remain out after sundown, but he was resolved to leave no stone unturned in his search for information, and often he returned home as late as nine and ten o'clock at night coughing—Esther could hear him all up the street. He came in ready to drop with fatigue, his pockets filled with sporting ...
— Esther Waters • George Moore

... I'm going. I shall come back to-night, and remember this. I'll leave no stone unturned to find that boy. I've always longed for one, and I'll move Heaven ...
— Rose O'Paradise • Grace Miller White



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