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acute
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The House of Mirth
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acute
Used in
The House of Mirth
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  • Lily smiled also: his words were too acute not to strike her sense of humour.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The Silverton affair is in the acute stage: it's necessary that George's attention should be pretty continuously distracted.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Her way of glossing over the transaction with Trenor he regarded at once as a tribute to his own acuteness, and a confirmation of his suspicions.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Lily was acutely aware of her own part in this drama of innuendo: she knew the exact quality of the amusement the situation evoked.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • They grew to sudden acuteness as she caught sight of George Dorset descending the steps of the Hotel de Paris and making for her across the square.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Though she and her hostess had not met since the latter's tentative discussion of her future, Lily knew that the acuteness which enabled Mrs. Fisher to lay a safe and pleasant course through a world of antagonistic forces was not infrequently exercised for the benefit of her friends.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • For a while she had been sustained by this desire for privacy and independence; but now, perhaps from increasing physical weariness, the lassitude brought about by hours of unwonted confinement, she was beginning to feel acutely the ugliness and discomfort of her surroundings.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: acute vision
as in: acute pain
as in: an acute angle
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