One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘‘Sorry about that,’ he said, gazing at me piercingly.’
- ‘The inscription shone piercingly bright, and yet remote, as if out of a great depth.’
- ‘As Samuel Johnson piercingly observed, ‘Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier.’’
- ‘Neil has a piercingly direct focus and a generous smile.’
- ‘The air is piercingly clear and cold, the sunshine thin and white, the water of Hudson Bay indigo-blue.’
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