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scathing
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War and Peace
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  • In spite of this the old man inspired in all his visitors alike a feeling of respectful veneration—especially of an evening when he came in to tea in his old-fashioned coat and powdered wig and, aroused by anyone, told his abrupt stories of the past, or uttered yet more abrupt and scathing criticisms of the present.

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  • She was hurt by his scathing remarks.
  • She withstood scathing criticism.

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