This penetrating style of portraiture works on the subtlest of emotional responses as well.
And I have found peace in this land of sun, sand, conflict, religion, history, and penetrating eyes.
They looked like they'd been separated at birth: the same build, the same part in their hair, the same penetrating eyes.
She claimed she was riding circus horses, fighting wars, and penetrating Tibetan spirituality.
It also illustrates the perils of penetrating al Qaeda networks in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
However, the words were penetrating the hitherto ignorant or obdurate heart, and preparing it to attend to further instruction.
And have you not before now said, that nothing is so penetrating as the eye of a lover who has vanity?
The exhibition of the evidence showed how penetrating, how sagacious, as well as how industrious, malice can be.
It was a luxury so penetrating and powerful that it affected him like an opiate.
Cows pastured there, penetrating through the leafy passages from one opening to another, and browsing among the bushes.
"touching the feelings intensely," 1630s, figurative present participle adjective from penetrate (v.).
1520s, from Latin penetratus, past participle of penetrare "to put or get into, enter into," related to penitus "within, inmost," penus "innermost part of a temple, store of food," penates "household gods." Related: Penetrated; penetrating.