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penetrating

(pĕn′ĕ-trāt-ĭng)
Entering beyond the exterior.

penetrating power

The capacity of a lens to see into an object.

penetrating

breaching the tissues of the body.
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He knows that Dante has examined the nature of love, and he probably knows also that the great Scholastics, like Thomas Aquinas and Bonaventure, and such Church Fathers as Augustine, had written much, and penetratingly, on love and desire.
It will be some years before historians are able to write so penetratingly about the wars of our own era, but documentary film-makers are filling the gap.
13) This was a well-known international joke that penetratingly critiqued Lin Yutang's academic mental servitude in his admiration of the West.
John Harlan was, in all likelihood, the most penetratingly thoughtful Justice of the Warren era.
THROUGHOUT her life, Levertov has written penetratingly as a sister, lover, wife, mother, and daughter, but after her mother's death in 1977, her poems about the mother/daughter bond became particularly important in helping her "to imagine a communal notion of self, empowered and continually altered through connection with others," as Linda Kinnahan pointed out in a later, convincing feminist analysis (Kinnahan 182).
But they had bright blue eyes, just like him - penetratingly blue eyes and I just got a weird uneasy feeling again.
At the same time, the use of tractors and other new farm equipment has penetratingly reduced the need for farm labor.
I think, however, that these should be only temporary reactions; and that one should say, at the end, that this analysis has so penetratingly cleared the air that one is now, perhaps for the first time, ready for a real theory of meaning.
24) But few will have assimilated Greek literature so well, and have become immersed so deeply and penetratingly in Hellenistic culture, as a paradigmatic representative of "a direct and permanent contact between Judaism and the Greco-Roman culture".
Earlier, EBB had employed a child in "The Romance of the Swan's Nest" (1844) (52) to illustrate how literature constructs gender stereotypes, and the poem implies women's need for a literature which more penetratingly analyzes their social position.
The Queen of the Night must be daunting for a young soprano, and UBC grad Ni Shi handled the technical demands penetratingly, albeit with room to grow into the dramatic expectations of the touchstone coloratura challenge.
Bohm argues persuasively that the basic moral configuration in Faust can be seen as structured by tropes familiar from the epistemology of epic: Mephistopheles leads Faust deeper into the seductions of curiositas and so towards the violation of sophia, represented by Gretchen and her penetratingly simple insights into his condition ("wie hast du's mit der Religion?