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asperity
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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • "How strange," continued the king, with some asperity; "the police think that they have disposed of the whole matter when they say, ’A murder has been committed,’ and especially so when they can add, ’And we are on the track of the guilty persons.’

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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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