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  • There have been many great nations with great histories, but the more highly they were developed the more unhappy they were, for they felt more acutely than other people the craving for world-wide union.
  • He seemed suddenly to feel an acute pain in his chest, he turned pale and pressed his hands to his heart.

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  • But he had hardly uttered the name, when the lady’s face showed signs of acute irritation.
  • And just at that time his relations with Katerina Ivanovna became acutely strained.
  • These two questions became so acute that they drove him at last to despair.

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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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