What does the word penetrating mean?

  • Piercing; passing through surface.

Usage examples for penetrating

  1. His armor resounded, and a penetrating force inspired his frame. – Henry of Ofterdingen: A Romance. by Friedrich von Hardenberg
  2. How can we look upon the girl without feeling that wonderful heavenly songs and melodies beam upon us from her eyes, penetrating deep down into our hearts, till all becomes awake and throbbing with emotion? – Weird Tales. Vol. I by E. T. A. Hoffmann
  3. He lowered his head under Westerling's penetrating look in the consciousness of failure. – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer

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