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Striking Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    striking adj
  1. sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect; "a dramatic sunset"; "a dramatic pause"; "a spectacular display of northern lights"; "it was a spectacular play"; "his striking good looks always created a sensation" [syn: dramatic, spectacular]
  2. having a quality that thrusts itself into attention; "an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom"; "a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book"; "salient traits"; "a spectacular rise in prices"; "a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center"; "a striking resemblance between parent and child" [syn: outstanding, prominent, salient, spectacular] n
  3. the physical coming together of two or more things; "contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull" [syn: contact, impinging]
  4. the act of contacting one thing with another; "repeated hitting raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she finally got a hit" [syn: hit, hitting]
Striking Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Strike \Strike\, v. t. [imp. Struck; p. p. Struck, Stricken(Stroock, Strucken, Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. Striking. Struck is more commonly used in the p. p. than stricken.] [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. str[=i]can to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub, stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG. str[=i]hhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.]
  1. To touch or hit with some force, either with the hand or
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  • Striking the colors: Striking the colors is the universally recognized indication of surrender , particularly for ships at sea. Surrender is dated from the ...
  • Striking clock: A striking clock is a clock that sounds the hour s audibly on a bell or gong . In 12 hour striking, used most commonly in striking ...

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* One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives. - Mark Twain

* Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. - Honore' de Balzac

* There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at its root. - Henry David Thoreau


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Striking Sample Sentences in News


  • Striking Photos of the Rooms Where VIPs Shape History
    You often hear about decisions being made in the seat of power. In reality, it's more like seats. Read more on this news related to 'Striking'
  • Striking the right (re)balance in Asia
    Barack Obama’s grand vision for America’s place in the so-called Asian century still remains a work-in-progress, or less charitably a policy in search of substance. Read more on this news related to 'Striking'
  • Flip van der Merwe banned for 3 weeks for striking
    SYDNEY (AP) — Bulls captain Flip van der Merwe will miss this weekend's Super Rugby match against the Western Force and two more in South Africa after being banned for three weeks for striking an opponent in last Saturday's 19-12 loss to New South Wales in Sydney. Read more on this news related to 'Striking'

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