Thunderous sounds announce its arrival, piercing the silence that accompanies sundown in the swampland near Boystown, Liberia.
One of the most piercing observations of the article is that while those who had worked with him trusted Welby, no one knew him.
Down Fred went and the ref blew his whistle, piercing Croatian hearts as he pointed to the penalty spot.
There were no curses that needed to be covered up, and Grubbs' piercing turned out to be in her cheek.
Model Vanessa Hessler stands 5-foot-10, with breast-length blonde hair and piercing blue eyes.
I can hear the name “Wilhelmina,” as it comes in a piercing shriek from his lips.
The Spaniard said nothing more for a moment, but continued his piercing look.
His eyes were piercing but his visage was made plain by a disproportionate nose.
Their piercing war-whoops were blended with the loud beatings of a kind of drum which they had fabricated.
The awful effect was heightened by the piercing shrieks of the women and the fierce yells of the warriors.
late 13c. "make a hole in; force one's way through," from Anglo-French perser, Old French percier "pierce, transfix, drive through" (12c., Modern French percer), probably from Vulgar Latin *pertusiare, frequentative of Latin pertusus, past participle of pertundere "to thrust or bore through," from per- "through" (see per) + tundere "to beat, pound," from PIE *tund-, from root *(s)teu- "to push, strike, knock, beat, thrust" (see obtuse). Related: Pierced; piercing.