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as in: an acute angle Define
sharp; or an angle measuring between 0 and 90 degrees
  • Near the same tree two more bundles of acute angles sat with their legs drawn up.

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  • Roofs at acute angles are common in snow country.
  • Those who are farsighted have an increased risk of acute angle-closure glaucoma because of narrow angles caused by shallow anterior chambers.

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  • When next day we left at noon, the crowd, of whose presence behind the curtain of trees I had been acutely conscious all the time, flowed out of the woods again, filled the clearing, covered the slope with a mass of naked, breathing, quivering, bronze bodies.

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as in: acute pain Define
sharp (a severely negative event) -- often with a rapid onset
as in: acute vision Define
sharp (highly perceptive in some area or mentally sharp) (often with a connotation that resulting awareness is painful)
as in: an acute angle Define
sharp; or an angle measuring between 0 and 90 degrees
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