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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of pierce.

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  • Even as the pain pierces my chest and my tears splash upon his brow, the joy is there, the love is there, keeping my hand pressed upon his back and under his cheek, pulling him to me, ever closer, his gurgles and sighs and the sweet smell of his skin a balm for the pain.

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  • The supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khameini, Iran's spiritual leader, inspects the troops and then his message to the U.S. -- a formation designed as a sword pierces a Star of David, the American flag and swastika.

    CNN Transcript Oct 26, 2007

  • A formation designed as a sword pierces a Star of David, the American flag and a swastika.

    CNN Transcript Oct 26, 2007

  • The supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (ph), Iran's spiritual leader, inspects the troops, and then his message to the U.S. -- a formation designed as a sword pierces a Star of David, the American flag, and a swastika.

    CNN Transcript Oct 26, 2007

  • But we bleed when a sword pierces, we die when it cuts deeply enough.

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  • The spirit has passed through the life of the senses, as a sword pierces a warm body; we have seen the blood of sense-nature flow.

    Christentum als mystische Tatsache und die Mysterien des Altertums. English

  • He had hardly uttered these words, when the full-blown peal of a trumpet, louder in a tenfold degree than the strains of music they had before heard, was now sounded in the front of the temple, piercing through the murmur of the waterfall, as a Damascus blade penetrates the armour, and assailing the ears of the hearers, as the sword pierces the flesh of him who wears the harness.

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  • Her husband challenges majnu but as soon as his sword pierces Majnu's heart, it is Laila who dies.

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  • "At the foot of the Cross," a sword pierces Mary's soul, "fulfilling the words of Simeon … united to the redemptive Sacrifice of her Son is the maternal sacrifice of her heart" (John Paul II, Homily, September 15, 1988).

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  • Conical shaped, the flower vase 'pierces' through the table made of wood and industrial magnets.

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