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The Death of Ivan Ilych
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as in: acute vision Define
sharp (highly perceptive in some area or mentally sharp) (often with a connotation that resulting awareness is painful)
  • But as soon as he had any unpleasantness with his wife, any lack of success in his official work, or held bad cards at bridge, he was at once acutely sensible of his disease.

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  • Beavers have an acute sense of smell.
  • Jean Louise was acutely conscious that the Negroes were watching her.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman

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as in: acute pain Define
sharp (a severely negative event) -- often with a rapid onset
  • The pain again grew more acute, but he did not stir and did not call.

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  • She felt an acute pain in her neck.
  • She had acute appendicitis.

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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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