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acute
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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • It was like an acute pain which gnawed at his heart, and then thrilled through his whole body.
  • "I am not mad," replied Faria, with that acuteness of hearing peculiar to prisoners.

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  • The obscurity augmented the acuteness of his hearing; at the slightest sound he rose and hastened to the door, convinced they were about to liberate him, but the sound died away, and Dantes sank again into his seat.
  • I feigned a criminal process, and employed all the most acute bloodhounds and skilful agents in search of her.
  • From a distance Dantes recognized the rig and handling of The Young Amelia, and dragging himself with affected difficulty towards the landing-place, he met his companions with an assurance that, although considerably better than when they quitted him, he still suffered acutely from his late accident.
  • "Oh, it is terrible!" and M. de Boville retired with this exclamation, after expressing acute sympathy with the father.
  • "You are mistaken, sir," exclaimed Morrel, raising himself on one knee, his heart pierced by a more acute pang than any he had yet felt—"you are mistaken; Valentine, dying as she has, not only requires a priest, but an avenger.

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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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