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searching

 [serch´ing]
probing or investigating.
free text searching a search mode in which titles, abstracts, full texts, or other natural language fields of bibliographic or source databases are searched for one or more words, whose proximity to each other may be specified in order to increase the specificity of the search.
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Half black, half white, a son of Kansas and Africa, he searchingly and sensitively explored America's ebony-ivory divide.
In this sense, the "ruined temple" possesses a distinctly generative association, despite the dense melancholia that, as Jesse Matz has searchingly examined, envelops this text.
A] court can inquire more or less searchingly whether the relevant prongs of the test are satisfied.
In the same way, Galadriel "held [the Fellowship] with her eyes, and in silence looked searchingly at each of them in turn" (LotR II.
The act of destabilizing and liberating meaning--a kind of Barthesian jouissance--is not pictured here as glibly celebratory; rather, Hale searchingly reflects upon the complicated status of collage today.
The original was a French play first performed well over a century ago, here enhanced by Sawer's searchingly expressive score and some expertly convincing Sound by Design effects.
As a practical matter, since the utility of privacy and speech cannot be measured, one could argue that First Amendment strict scrutiny (requiring a compelling state need and tailoring) is a utilitarian test--one that assumes a high value in speech and looks searchingly for evidence of countervailing factors.
more searchingly explores whether the defendant actually comprehends (by
potency most searchingly when the priest Caponsacchi compares his first
In short, to get back to the somewhat flippant, sassy title of this article, precedent gives (and is supposed to give, and it is necessary that it or something else gives) judges the opportunity not to think about each little issue that comes in the chambers door--or at least not think as long or as searchingly as otherwise might be required.