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He saw the royal glance, cold and penetrative, before which all bowed and heads were bared.
BALSAMO, THE MAGICIANALEXANDER DUMAS
Gozzi was gifted with a penetrative and observant mind, strong sense of humour, and a power of brilliant description.
After a series of penetrative flashes, flattering to her intelligence the more startling they were, reflection was exhausted.
They had a curiously penetrative quality, too, which seemed to dispel the repugnant effect of the accident.
Some are able to draw conclusions well from a few premisses, and this shows a penetrative intellect.
There was a penetrative, lingering flash of those still quizzical eyes at Dosia as he made his adieus, and then he was gone.
THE WAYFARERSMARY STEWART CUTTING
Her sister could easily look over her head into the hall, and her gaze was penetrative and alert.
AUNT CRETE'S EMANCIPATIONGRACE LIVINGSTON HILL
Once she looked around, and the penetrative glance of his eyes filled her face with a rush of blood, and her eyes misted.
THE MOCCASIN RANCHHAMLIN GARLAND
Though only hints and suggestions, they are, perhaps, the most penetrative and helpful Shaksperian criticisms in English.
Penetrative sagacity and merry irresponsibility mingle in a frolicsome way.'

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