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asperity
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The Hound of the Baskervilles
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  • May I inquire who has the honour to be the first?" asked Holmes with some asperity.

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  • she asked, with a touch of asperity in her voice.
    Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan  --  Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
  • ...answered her mother, with an asperity that she had never permitted to herself before.
    Hawthorne, Nathaniel  --  The Scarlet Letter

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