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acute
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Dubliners
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  • He felt acutely the contrast between his own life and his friend's and it seemed to him unjust.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The recollection of his confession of the night before was a cause of acute pain to him; the priest had drawn out every ridiculous detail of the affair and in the end had so magnified his sin that he was almost thankful at being afforded a loophole of reparation.  (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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