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pierce

To penetrate body tissue, usually in order to place an ornamental ring or stud on the surface of the skin.
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the luminous, piercingly intelligent and utterly unique screen presence that is Tilda Swinton, and the extraordinarily versatile, prolific and apparently indefatigable director, Michael Winterbottom.
Images spring to mind: the flowering of the first daffodils in spring signalling that the earth is awakening from her winter slumber, fields of ripe corn swaying in the breeze on a warm summer's day in golden sunshine, frost patterns on the window and unspoilt panoramas of virgin white fields after a fresh snowfall under piercingly blue skies.
Held up as one of art's rare commentators of history, Tuymans, a tall fast-talking smoker with a crew-cut and piercingly blue eyes, had more to say however about the political crisis threatening to break up Belgium, than the 70 oils on show.
He's a brilliant, piercingly funny stand-up though not for the faint-hearted.
Instead, he stared at me, piercingly, said, "That's really sad.
It's set in Los Angeles, where residents are woken just before dawn by strange, piercingly bright lights descending from the sky.
Here the book is at its most piercingly perceptive.
In a commentary titled, "The Marriage Fight Is Setting Us Back," D'Emilio piercingly observed: "The battle to win marriage equality through the courts has done something that no other campaign or issue in our movement has done: it has created a vast body of new anti-gay law.
99 at Majestic and Tesco) is sumptuous and piercingly fruity.
Instead, in an extremely loud and piercingly dismissive voice, he was disputing the existence of a cable car which his friend had said was one of the Spanish capital''s attractions.
Though we are many, each of us is achingly alone, piercingly alone.
Above me, the stars south of Socorro were, as always, the most piercingly clear in this sector of the galaxy, and I wasn't doing anything to smog them up.