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  • has neither the visual nor mental acuity to drive
  • People assumed great mental acuity from someone who took no notes.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • "I’m so sorry," I repeated, more urgently, aware just how clumsy I sounded, as if by speaking more loudly I might convey my acuity of sorrow.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • His singular intellectual acuity, lost in the beatings from the Quack, returned to him.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken

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  • He had difficulty concentrating for any length of time, but as the day progressed, his mental acuity increased.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • They’ve got visual acuity we forgot we ever had.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • On a scale of 2 to 10, where 2 represents unusual dullness and 10 extreme acuity, Beebe (1926) gave the sloth’s senses of taste, touch, sight and hearing a rating of 2, and its sense of smell a rating of 3.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • To see with acuity Sophie’s vision bloomed, and the darkened chamber came to blazing light, every shadow picked out in exquisite detail.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • After a quarter of an hour, his faculties had regained their usual acuity, so he resumed studying the colony of red ants that he had discovered the day before.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • The slight but inhuman acuity of his incisors was just visible against his lower lip when he grinned like that.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass

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  • He saw and heard everything with great acuity, as though someone had taken sandpaper to all his senses to make him fantastically alert.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • Whatever his physical handicap as a result of the stroke, there was nothing wrong now with his intellectual acuity.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • In a voice loud enough for only Roran to hear—though Eragon and Arya did as well with their catlike acuity—she said, "I loved Quimby.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • Lately he’d been cloudy of thought and clumsy of gait, and it made a perfect and terrible sense that there was something growing there, eating away at him, sapping him of vitality, squeezing away all acuity and purpose.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Dinosaurs have excellent visual acuity, but they have a basic amphibian visual system: it’s attuned to movement.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
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