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The Mill on the Floss
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incisive
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The Mill on the Floss
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  • Philip was slow to reply, and when he spoke, his tone had a more incisive quietness and clearness than ever.
  • "Miss Tulliver," he said, with bitter incisiveness, "has the only grounds of rank that anything but vulgar folly can suppose to belong to the middle class; she is thoroughly refined, and her friends, whatever else they may be, are respected for irreproachable honor and integrity.

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  • As usual, Mary’s comments were incisive.
  • as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang

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