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  • Why not, let’s say, acute nephritis?
  • ’Because I’m a meningitis man, that’s why, and not an acute-nephritis man,’ retorted the colonel.

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  • Colonel Cathcart demanded of Colonel Korn with a look of acute pain, tenderly nursing the spot where Colonel Korn had just jabbed him.
  • His pale, laboring face was screwed up unconsciously into a grimace of acute discomfort.
  • The chaplain was acutely conscious of the faint noise his footsteps made as he approached.

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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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