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The convergence of their paths sets off a series of events that Naima Coster traces through the following 20 years in her piercing examination of race, identity and generational trauma.

From Time

Mosasaurs commonly had piercing, conical teeth for gripping slippery prey or flat, crushing teeth for smashing hard-shelled animals.

On April 1, Félicie Joseph, a short Haitian immigrant with piercing eyes, called her friend Esther Pascal after her shift at the Waterloo plant.

Once all the piercing is done, the mosquito’s head also has structures to help it suck up as much blood as possible.

It’s a sweeping work of care and one that is often piercing in its painful beauty.

From Vox

“Hell yeah,” he says with a smile and a piercing, blue-eyed stare.

Thunderous sounds announce its arrival, piercing the silence that accompanies sundown in the swampland near Boystown, Liberia.

Sensitive subjects are met with a short burst of laughter, and serious answers are sandwiched between a piercing gaze.

One of the most piercing observations of the article is that while those who had worked with him trusted Welby, no one knew him.

His piercing azure eyes are complemented by a new addition to his appearance: a septum piercing in his nose.

But I doubt if he feels any particular emotion himself, when he is piercing you through with his rendering.

Robert uttered a shrill, piercing whistle which might have been heard back at the wharf.

We certainly get nothing from that quarter but piercing winds and snow-storms.

Steiner, thirdly, built on a higher model still, and his instruments have a thin piercing tone.

It was within an hour of midnight, and the weather being dark and piercing cold, he had no great temptation to loiter.


On this page you'll find 101 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to piercing, such as: biting, blaring, earsplitting, fierce, high-pitched, and painful.

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