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.
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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sharp (a severely negative event) -- often with a rapid onset