PENETRATING in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PENETRATING
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penetrating
 a.  sharp; having the power of entering or piercing
Classic Sentence: (165 in 12 pages)
1  A pure passion for seeing, knowing, and penetrating into things.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER VIII—MADAME VICTURNIEN EXPENDS THIRTY FRANCS ON M...
2  It was this glance which Fantine had felt penetrating to the very marrow of her bones two months previously.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER IV—AUTHORITY REASSERTS ITS RIGHTS
3  In addition to his other qualities, Thenardier was attentive and penetrating, silent or talkative, according to circumstances, and always highly intelligent.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER II—TWO COMPLETE PORTRAITS
4  When the old woman came to do the work, at seven o'clock in the morning, Jean Valjean cast a penetrating glance on her, but he did not question her.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER V—A FIVE-FRANC PIECE FALLS ON THE GROUND AND PROD...
5  In reality, he had a penetrating mind and was more of a thinker than appeared to view.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—A GROUP WHICH BARELY MISSED BECOMING HISTORIC
6  When one passed near her, her whole toilette exhaled a youthful and penetrating perfume.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER II—LUX FACTA EST
7  Nothing is small, in fact; any one who is subject to the profound and penetrating influence of nature knows this.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III—FOLIIS AC FRONDIBUS
8  Cosette was still too young to escape the penetrating influence of that April joy which bore so strong a resemblance to herself.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—A WOUND WITHOUT, HEALING WITHIN
9  He fixed a penetrating glance on the stranger.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER IV—A BOTTLE OF INK WHICH ONLY SUCCEEDED IN WHITEN...
10  I have no hope of penetrating, sword in hand, to Paris, I know that well.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 12 GEORGE VILLIERS, DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM
11  Zenobia's fault-finding was of the silent kind, but not the less penetrating for that.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In III
12  But Scarlett saw him drop his eyes before the lazy, penetrating look Rhett gave him, and she was frightened.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
13  Scarlett felt Rhett's hard penetrating eyes upon her, knew that her heart was plain upon her face, but she did not care.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
14  Lily laid aside her brush and turned a penetrating glance upon her friend.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 6
15  The warmth of the fire had passed out of her veins, and she told herself that she must not sit long in the penetrating dampness which struck up from the wet asphalt.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
Example Sentence: (24 in 2 pages)
1  These new ideas are penetrating into the minds of the younger generation.
2  He gave her a penetrating stare.
3  He fixed the interviewer with a penetrating stare.
4  The cold winter wind was so penetrating that further out-door exercise was now out of the question.
5  There's something sharp, the fang, which is probing and penetrating and moving into it.
6  Like sunlight penetrates every inch of skin feeling faint.
7  The sun's radiation penetrates the skin.
8  Western ideas penetrate slowly through the East.
9  Amazingly, the bullet did not penetrate his brain.
10  These fine particles penetrate deep into the lungs.
11  They are hoping to penetrate the Japanese market with their latest product.
12  You can hear her piano practice penetrate each room of the house.
13  To transcend is to go beyond and penetrate the mundane into a deeper truth or trust.
14  The target for the matador is a small soft spot at the base of the bull's hump, where the sword can penetrate directly to the heart of the bull.
15  The bullet penetrated three inches into the wall.