PIERCE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PIERCE
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pierce
 v.  penetrate; make a hole into
Classic Sentence: (150 in 11 pages)
1  A terrible sorrow had fallen upon him when he had been happy and he had let his soul fill itself with blackness and had refused obstinately to allow any rift of light to pierce through.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
2  He waited silently, striving to pierce through the darkness.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 8. The Chateau D'If.
3  He began by moving his bed, and looked around for anything with which he could pierce the wall, penetrate the moist cement, and displace a stone.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 15. Number 34 and Number 27.
4  We must pierce through the corridor by forming a side opening about the middle, as it were the top part of a cross.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 16. A Learned Italian.
5  My eyes pierce the inmost recesses of the earth, and are dazzled at the sight of so much riches.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 19. The Third Attack.
6  As he approached it, Noirtier's gaze followed him, and his eyes appeared of such a fiery brightness that Villefort felt them pierce to the depths of his heart.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 108. The Judge.
7  He gazed about him on every side, but the darkness was too dense for the eye to pierce.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER III
8  But what were her feelings when Pavel Petrovitch, Pavel Petrovitch himself, put her hand to his lips and seemed to pierce into it without kissing it, and only heaving convulsive sighs from time to time.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
9  On seeing this, Pierre moved forward with his breast toward the swords, meaning them to pierce it.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER IV
10  It seemed as though it might be possible to pierce this worm-eaten barrier.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER IV—THE GROPINGS OF FLIGHT
11  If you wish to go out, you will be obliged to pierce your wall.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER II—MOTHER PLUTARQUE FINDS NO DIFFICULTY IN EXPLAI...
12  Hence is it they fear and desire, sorrow and rejoice; nor can they pierce the air while barred in the blind darkness of their prison-house.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SIXTH
13  Then Numitor, seizing his dead brother's javelin, aims at Aeneas, but might not fairly pierce him, and grazed tall Achates on the thigh.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK TENTH
14  No wind, however squally, could break through the cover they afforded, nor could the sun's rays pierce them, nor the rain get through them, so closely did they grow into one another.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK V
15  She weeps continually, and accuses herself unjustly as the cause of his death; her words pierce my heart.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 7
Example Sentence: (18 in 2 pages)
1  It grasps its victim in its forelegs and pierce it with its rostrum.
2  A word is no arrow, but it can pierce the heart.
3  The worker tried to pierce a hole in a piece of leather.
4  Did the needle pierce her flesh?
5  Holmes is portrayed as a detective genius, a man whose mind can pierce through murk and uncertainty to the truth, while Dr. Watson, smart as he might be, is mostly a bumbler when it comes to solving mysteries.
6  He pierced the rubber ball with a needle.
7  The nurse pierced the skin of the boy with a lancet.
8  They pierced through the thick forest.
9  He pierced another hole in his belt with his knife.
10  One bullet pierced the left side of his chest.
11  Yet that brief derisive stare pierced her to her soul.
12  A piercing scream split the air.
13  There was mockery now in those piercing blue eyes.
14  She looked at me with piercing blue eyes.
15  He suddenly let out a piercing shriek.