- examining carefully or thoroughly: a searching inspection.
- acutely observant or penetrating: a searching glance; a searching mind.
- piercing or sharp: a searching wind.
Origin of searching
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Examples from the Web for searchingly
He took her face in his hands, lifted it, and his eyes met hers searchingly.Within the Law
He looked me over now, searchingly and with a glance of mingled curiosity and anger.In the Valley
She continued to look at him, wistfully, searchingly, gently.The Gentleman From Indiana
Long and searchingly Rose-Red looked at him, then seized his hand.The Chinese Fairy Book
Joe turned and looked at me searchingly, with a trace of that old affection of his.The Harbor
- keenly penetratinga searching look
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