Searching

Searching
Searching Search"ing, a. Exploring thoroughly; scrutinizing; penetrating; trying; as, a searching discourse; a searching eye. ``Piercing, searching, biting, cold.'' --Dickens. [1913 Webster] -- {Search"ing*ly}, adv. -- {Search"ing*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • Searching — Search Search, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Searched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Searching}.] [OE. serchen, cerchen, OF. cerchier, F. chercher, L. circare to go about, fr. L. circum, circa, around. See {Circle}.] 1. To look over or through, for the purpose of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • searching fire — Fire distributed in depth by successive changes in the elevation of a gun. See also fire …   Military dictionary

  • heart-searching — See: SEARCH ONE S HEART …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • soul-searching — See: SEARCH ONE S HEART or SEARCH ONE S SOUL …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • heart-searching — See: SEARCH ONE S HEART …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • soul-searching — See: SEARCH ONE S HEART or SEARCH ONE S SOUL …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • self-searching — noun Date: 1681 self questioning …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • soul-searching — noun Date: 1924 examination of one s conscience especially with regard to motives and values …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Searchingly — Searching Search ing, a. Exploring thoroughly; scrutinizing; penetrating; trying; as, a searching discourse; a searching eye. Piercing, searching, biting, cold. Dickens. [1913 Webster] {Search ing*ly}, adv. {Search ing*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Searchingness — Searching Search ing, a. Exploring thoroughly; scrutinizing; penetrating; trying; as, a searching discourse; a searching eye. Piercing, searching, biting, cold. Dickens. [1913 Webster] {Search ing*ly}, adv. {Search ing*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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