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A Tale of Two Cities
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acute
Used in
A Tale of Two Cities
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  • My dear Manette, it is the case of an old and a prolonged shock, of great acuteness and severity to the affections, the feelings, the—the—as you express it—the mind.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Encamped at a quarter before nine, in good time to touch his threecornered hat to the oldest of men as they passed in to Tellson's, Jerry took up his station on this windy March morning, with young Jerry standing by him, when not engaged in making forays through the Bar, to inflict bodily and mental injuries of an acute description on passing boys who were small enough for his amiable purpose.  (not reviewed by editor)

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