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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsearchingsearch‧ing /ˈsɜːtʃɪŋ $ ˈsɜːr-/ adjective [only before noun]  1 intended to find out all the facts about somethingsearching questions/investigation/examination etc Interviewees need to be ready for some searching questions.2 searching look/glance/gazesearchingly adverb
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searchingHe was in his mid-thirties, tall and thin, with searching eyes and hair cropped like a Buddhist monk.Pulling away, she struggled from the chair, from his searching hands.A searching question: which comes first, the music or the performing resources?Sometimes examinations, where they did take place, were not a very searching test of ability.searching questions/investigation/examination etcIs it a whitewash or an accurate representation of the result of a searching investigation?You will therefore be prepared with good answers when confronted with searching questions.County and district councillors came along and after searching questions, agreed with our plan wholeheartedly and gave us very good advice.At least they might have asked some more searching questions before giving their woefully inadequate answers.Yet that examination has stopped drastically short of a searching investigation into the past.Mike Atherton, who has faced him down more than most, said it was the most searching examination of his career.You have to ask yourselves some searching questions, particularly about the quality of your relationship prior to the present state of emergency.
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