Examples of pierce in a Sentence
The needle pierced her skin.
The bullet pierced his lung.
The needle pierced into her skin.
The bullet pierced through his lung.
A scream pierced the silence.
Recent Examples of pierce from the Web
The wind felt increasingly resistant, each gust a hard blue veil to pierce through, even as the ground rose to meet him.
Place the flank steak in a large, shallow dish and pierce it all over with a fork.
Another bullet struck Clark in the chest, one struck the back of the right arm, one hit him in the left thigh and another pierced his neck.
Photos released that day showed two bullet holes piercing a patrol vehicle's driver side door, missing the Sacramento Police Department emblem.
Walker believes that a lightning bolt hit the mango tree Tuesday afternoon and then ricocheted into the pine tree that tumbled onto her roof and pierced the ceiling of her living room.
Hogan showed us how the metal screws inside one inverter melted and something pierced the aluminum cover.
In 2016, Popular Mechanics described an early test involving the material and a M2 .30 caliber armor piercing bullet.
With his chest open, the surgeons found that a bone fragment from his sternum had broken off and pierced his aorta.
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Origin and Etymology of pierce
Synonym Discussion of pierce
- entered the city in triumph
- the enemy penetrated the fortress
- pierced the boil with a lancet
- probed the depths of the sea
PIERCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pierce for English Language Learners
: to make a hole in or through (something)
: to go through or into (something) in a forceful or noticeable way
PIERCE Defined for Kids
Definition of pierce for Students
- I had my ears pierced.
- A stab of fear pierced his heart.
- The sunshine pierced through their faded dresses …
- —Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House on the Prairie
legal Definition of pierce
- the object of summary judgment is to pierce the pleadings and allow a judgment on the merits
- —J. H. Friedenthal et al.
- the Internal Revenue Service may attempt to pierce the plain meaning of the agreement
- —W. M. McGovern, Jr. et al.
- a…creditor in New York cannot pierce the corporate veil solely on grounds of inadequate capitalization
- —R. C. Clark
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