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acute
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Jane Eyre
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acute
Used in
Jane Eyre
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  • Ex-act-ly pre-cise-ly: with your usual acuteness, you have hit the nail straight on the head.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • In listening, I sobbed convulsively; for I could repress what I endured no longer; I was obliged to yield, and I was shaken from head to foot with acute distress.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I looked, and had an acute pleasure in looking, a precious yet poignant pleasure; pure gold, with a steely point of agony: a pleasure like what the thirst-perishing man might feel who knows the well to which he has crept is poisoned, yet stoops and drinks divine draughts nevertheless.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The fact was, I had other things to think about; within the last few months feelings had been stirred in me so much more potent than any they could raise pains and pleasures so much more acute and exquisite had been excited than any it was in their power to inflict or bestow that their airs gave me no concern either for good or bad.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • What had just passed; what Mrs. Reed had said concerning me to Mr. Brocklehurst; the whole tenor of their conversation, was recent, raw, and stinging in my mind; I had felt every word as acutely as I had heard it plainly, and a passion of resentment fomented now within me.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "While something in me," he went on, "is acutely sensible to her charms, something else is as deeply impressed with her defects: they are such that she could sympathise in nothing I aspired to cooperate in nothing I undertook.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: acute pain
as in: acute vision
as in: an acute angle
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