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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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At least four people were wounded in the attack on Le Jardin, an Afghan-owned eatery, which caused a piercingly loud explosion and left a building engulfed in flames.The restaurant is popular with foreigners in Kabul.The incident came just days after Pakistan's powerful army chief General Raheel Sharif visited Kabul to try to prepare the ground for fresh peace talks with the resurgent Taleban.
In any event, the characters' deepening bond is tenderly and touchingly observed, never more so than in a piercingly beautiful nighttime scene where Arlo and Spot find a wordless way to convey a shared sense of sorrow.
Perhaps that is when the rosary is prayed most piercingly of all.
"[Gornick] has produced a new volume in the stubbornly candid, piercingly intelligent voice that informed her literary essays and criticism for the Village Voice and other periodicals....
He must fear that, at any second now, I might break into a squealing schoolgirl frenzy over his starry (so, so starry and piercingly sexy) blue eyes, perfectly coiffed mahogany locks and 5 o'clock shadow.
Hancock, president and CEO, called Benmosche "piercingly honest and driven by a remarkable belief in the possibility of greatness that exists in every person."
I'm sure Kathleen Jenkins could not hit notes as piercingly high in her finest aria.
If the beauty feature on our cover and (photographed by former model Elena Iv-skaya before Julia was even scouted) is anything to by, we predict that the piercingly beautiful 5ft 8in model, born in Mayotte but currently residing in La Reunion, will be a catwalk and fashion magazine staple for years to come,
Pakistan-India relations in the previous decade have piercingly been affected by the crucial disputes on water-sharing that now is being termed as conspiracy to barren Pakistan.
Slater refers to Hrabal's humorous, and yet piercingly critical novella, when he is taking stock of the fate of 'working class identity' (p.69).
Allison's voice is remarkable--knowing and wise, and piercingly funny.
As daylight broke yesterday, the damage caused by the massive 200 ton crane became piercingly clear for local residents and investigators who would justifiably have wondered how the loss of life was not greater by the fall of a colossal metal tower onto a hugely popular promenade.