One of the most piercing observations of the article is that while those who had worked with him trusted Welby, no one knew him.
I spent most of the day inwardly bracing myself for the piercing shriek of a siren to break the silence of the city.
Like the ever-changing cycle of the seasons, life has the soothing warmth of its summers and the piercing chill of its winters.
There were no curses that needed to be covered up, and Grubbs' piercing turned out to be in her cheek.
But, he adds, “I should have listened to the piercing voice of my shrink and maintained my distance.”
I can hear the name “Wilhelmina,” as it comes in a piercing shriek from his lips.
Its notes are so strong and piercing that they are only agreeable in the woods.
His eyes were piercing but his visage was made plain by a disproportionate nose.
He hesitated for an instant, embarrassed by the piercing glance she fixed upon him.
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.