- 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 self-searching
This self-searching country was the Brazil that the international readers came to know.Granta’s Brazil Issue Tells the Country’s New Story
November 21, 2012
Now, if ever, she had need of self-searching--of courage and enterprise.Darkness and Dawn
George Allan England
No amount of self-searching or argument could change the situation.Homespun Tales
Kate Douglas Wiggin
From the condition both of his mind and body he was disposed to self-searching.The Youth of Goethe
Peter Hume Brown
But self-searching is a vice-and-virtue not limited to the Charin tribe, Pakriaa—ask yourself.West Of The Sun
It was one of those times of self-searching and reflection that occasionally come unbidden in every family circle.A Busy Year at the Old Squire's
Charles Asbury Stephens
- keenly penetratinga searching look
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