Definition Of piercing


(of a sharp pointed object) go into or through (something).

a splinter had pierced the skin

(of eyes or a look) appearing to see through someone; searching.

he stared at me with those piercing eyes

Example Of piercing

  • Abruptly he stopped, the sharp, piercing cry of a bird reaching his hearing.

  • Alexander looked down at me with suddenly piercing eyes.

  • Ally squirmed and quickly looked away from the piercing eyes of her aggravated agent.

  • At the onset of such words, he looked at her with eyes of devastating malice, piercing eyes.

  • Besides, he was a refreshing reminder that gentlemen do indeed still exist in the world, which you know has been a piercing fear of mine.

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