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1. Examining closely or thoroughly; probing: a searching investigation of their past dealings.
2. Keenly observant: searching insights.

search′ing·ly adv.
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Adv.1.searchingly - in a searching manner; "`Are you really happy with him,' asked her mother, gazing at Vera searchingly"
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[ˈsɜːtʃɪŋlɪ] ADV [look, ask] → inquisitivamente
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adv lookprüfend, forschend
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(səːtʃ) verb
1. (often with for) to look for something by careful examination. Have you searched through your pockets thoroughly?; I've been searching for that book for weeks.
2. (of the police etc) to examine, looking for eg stolen goods. He was taken to the police station, searched and questioned.
an act of searching. His search did not take long.
ˈsearcher noun
ˈsearching adjective
trying to find out the truth by careful examination. He gave me a searching look.
ˈsearchingly adverb
ˈsearchlight noun
a strong light with a beam that can be turned in any direction, used eg to see enemy aeroplanes in the sky.
search party
a group of people looking for a missing person. When the climbers failed to return, a search party was sent out.
search warrant
a warrant giving legal permission to the police to search a house etc.
in search of
searching for. We went in search of a restaurant.
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Martin looked at him searchingly for a moment, then cried:-
Kutuzov looked at them searchingly, stopped his carriage, and inquired what regiment they belonged to.
He took a worn photograph from his pocket and looked at it long and searchingly, and when he put it away he sighed.
The General stroked his grey moustache and looked searchingly at the young officer.
Miss Jethro lifted her veil for the first time, and eyed him searchingly.
I believe he was much disappointed that I did not feel his offensive sayings more acutely, for when he had said anything particularly well calculated to hurt my feelings, he would stare me searchingly in the face, and then grumble against my 'marble heart' or my 'brutal insensibility.' If I had bitterly wept and deplored his lost affection, he would, perhaps, have condescended to pity me, and taken me into favour for a while, just to comfort his solitude and console him for the absence of his beloved Annabella, until he could meet her again, or some more fitting substitute.
When I came up, he touched my shoulder and looked searchingly down into my face for several seconds.
She scanned the baby narrowly, then looked as searchingly at Zandrine, whose face was turned to gaze across the fields.
It was more than two o'clock in the afternoon when Adam came in sight of the grey town on the hill-side and looked searchingly towards the green valley below, for the first glimpse of the old thatched roof near the ugly red mill.
He made a gesture which signified, "Speak;" and he remained standing, with his eyes fixed searchingly on these desponding men.
Occasionally the beast would stop with high-held nose, sniffing searchingly. At other times a quick, brief incursion into the branches above delayed it momentarily in its steady journey toward the east.
"Why did you do that?" he asked, looking at me searchingly.