from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Examining closely or thoroughly; probing: a searching investigation of their past dealings.
- adj. Keenly observant: searching insights.
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- v. Present participle of search.
- adj. Thorough.
- n. search; hunt
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Exploring thoroughly; scrutinizing; penetrating; trying.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Engaged in seeking, exploring, investigating, or examining: as, a searching party.
- Keen; penetrating; close: as, a searching discourse; a searching wind; a searching investigation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought, expression, or intellect
- adj. exploring thoroughly
- adj. diligent and thorough in inquiry or investigation
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She looked hard at my face, her expression searching and fierce.
Google's expertise in searching is the key to help find the intersting content.
The range -- literally, "searching," "that which it finds by searching is his pasture."
Now there remains the title searching and the damnable job of financing it -- because we've got to move cautiously, and knock softly at the doors of the money vaults, or we'll be waking up some Wall Street relatives or secret business associates of the yellow crowd; and if anybody bawls for help we'll be up in the air next New Year's, and still hiking skyward. "
By the same token, we need to make the same demand on insurers to eliminate what have to be significant costs now in searching for and fighting over pre-existing conditions.
When funding and other sources of revenue go down, employees get nervous, board members get aggressive in searching for cost reductions, donors become less enthusiastic, and leaders have a hard time generating enthusiasm for the mission.
Despite a 4-1 record, the Capitals remain searching for a dominant team performance.
While the Capitals remain searching for a consistent performance throughout an entire contest, one element has done well in each outing and sometimes helped secure wins in those contests with less-than-perfect showings: the penalty kill.
The French might be more aggressive in searching for corporate secrets, but their military need not simultaneously consider how to stop the Seventh Fleet.
The fact that this information may be publicly available is beside the point that the consumer must expend time and effort in searching for the information.