Definition of pierce:
- Fig.: To penetrate; to affect deeply; as, to pierce a mystery.
- To enter; to penetrate; to make a way into or through something, as a pointed instrument does; - used literally and figuratively.
- To penetrate; to enter; to force a way into or through; to pass into or through; as, to pierce the enemy's line; a shot pierced the ship.
- To thrust into, penetrate, or transfix, with a pointed instrument.
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- "Between Whiles", Helen Hunt Jackson.
What matter that we prefer taking it in a more refined form, if the thing itself is daily and actively and mightily working misery, and crime, and death, and destruction to thousands, till the cry thereof seems as if it must pierce the very heavens!- "Kept for the Master's Use", Frances Ridley Havergal.
- "The Boys of Bellwood School", Frank V. Webster.