Piercingness
Piercing Pier"cing, a. Forcibly entering, or adapted to enter, at or by a point; perforating; penetrating; keen; -- used also figuratively; as, a piercing instrument, or thrust. ``Piercing eloquence.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster] -- {Pier"cing*ly}, adv. -- {Pier"cing*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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