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acute
used in
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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acute
Used in
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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  • The stage lost a fine actor, even as science lost an acute reasoner, when he became a specialist in crime.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • My limbs were weary and stiff, for I feared to change my position; yet my nerves were worked up to the highest pitch of tension, and my hearing was so acute that I could not only hear the gentle breathing of my companions, but I could distinguish the deeper, heavier in-breath of the bulky Jones from the thin, sighing note of the bank director.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Of these the latter may have afforded a finer field for an acute and original observer, but the other was so strange in its inception and so dramatic in its details that it may be the more worthy of being placed upon record, even if it gave my friend fewer openings for those deductive methods of reasoning by which he achieved such remarkable results.  (not reviewed by editor)

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