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  • She had acute appendicitis.
    acute = very bad
  • There was never enough air in the world, but the shortage was particularly acute in that moment.   (source)
    acute = severe
  • They carried unspeakable memories of torture and humiliation, and an acute sense of vulnerability that attended the knowledge of how readily they could be disarmed and dehumanized.   (source)
    acute = strong
  • She realized that she could move her fingers and toes with comparative freedom, and the pain was no longer so acute.   (source)
    acute = severe (bad)
  • Over him breaks a wave of homesickness so acute that he has to clamp his eyes.   (source)
    acute = severely negative
  • Ruth had to be driven to the symposium because that morning, when the bus was leaving, she was still at home with an acute attack of gastritis.   (source)
    acute = severe (with rapid onset)
  • John's diagnosis was an acute congestion of the stomach.   (source)
    acute = very bad
  • The conflicts Murillo sees are most acute when the child was the last to be brought north because the mother couldn't afford to bring everyone at once.   (source)
    acute = severely negative
  • The resident could put us on that stuff too, in an "acute" situation.   (source)
    acute = a severely negative event with a rapid onset
  • I missed my father, more acutely than I ever had before.   (source)
    acutely = severely
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  • I might have gone to Great-Aunt Glo's funeral after she died of acute pancreatitis.   (source)
    acute = severely negative
  • The doctor called by Helena Lewicka diagnosed acute inflammation of the gall bladder and recommended a strict diet.   (source)
  • PREOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS: Acute appendicitis   (source)
  • Yes . . . we've all got acute ghetto-itis.   (source)
    acute = severe (a bad case of)
  • It used to be an acute infection, something that most people could get treated fairly quickly before they had a chance to infect many others.   (source)
    acute = severely negative
  • Zu brought her hands up to her head and began to scrub at it, making a face of acute discomfort.   (source)
    acute = sharp (a severely negative event)
  • This destroyed what little reserve buoyancy the ship had, and the acute down-angle returned.   (source)
    acute = sharp or severe
  • —she had to admit that the situation made her feel acutely vulnerable.   (source)
    acutely = severely (exceedingly)
  • Simon looked acutely embarrassed.   (source)
    acutely = severely (intensely)
  • ...operating-room facilities for acute emergencies.   (source)
    acute = severe illness with a rapid onset
  • Acute embarrassment.   (source)
    acute = sharp (extreme)
  • Many Americans in Thomas Jefferson's time felt acutely the paradox of fighting for liberty while holding other people in slavery.   (source)
    acutely = sharply
  • Lee, watching, felt a sudden acute depression.   (source)
    acute = severely negative
  • However, with the passage of sufficient time I not only came to enjoy it, but to anticipate it with acute pleasure.   (source)
    acute = strong
  • ...was twice hospitalized for acute asthma.   (source)
    acute = a severe, rapid onset case of
  • A week later one of the boys of the village was very ill in the night with what Mark was sure was acute appendicitis.   (source)
    acute = severely negative (with a rapid onset)
  • Whatever the cause, her sudden insouciance gave me acute distress.   (source)
    acute = sharp (a severely negative event)
  • At this stage my embarrassment was acute.   (source)
  • We should suffer acutely if we were confined in a narrower space.   (source)
    acutely = severely
  • He suffers acutely on the way.   (source)
  • There was something pathetic in his concentration, as if his complacency, more acute than of old, was not enough to him any more.   (source)
    acute = severely negative
  • She clears her throat and turns away again, acutely shy.   (source)
    acutely = severely
  • once I had been taken for her daughter, an acute embarrassment for us both.   (source)
    acute = sharp (intense)
  • It was at this minute that the position of Countess Andrenyi became acute, and her husband immediately took steps to alter the passport.   (source)
    acute = rapidly and severely negative
  • I assured him sadly that it was so, and went on to suggest, for I felt that such a horrible doubt should not have life for a moment longer than I could help, that it often happened that after death faces become softened and even resolved into their youthful beauty, that this was especially so when death had been preceded by any acute or prolonged suffering.   (source)
    acute = severe (very bad)
  • The sensation developed into pain that grew acute.   (source)
    acute = severe
  • He had had a short illness, there had been a brief time of acute suffering, then all was over.   (source)
    acute = sharp (very bad)
  • The pain again grew more acute, but he did not stir and did not call.   (source)
    acute = sharp
  • For an instant, the gaze of the horror-stricken multitude was concentrated on the ghastly miracle; while the minister stood, with a flush of triumph in his face, as one who, in the crisis of acutest pain, had won a victory.   (source)
    acutest = sharpest (most severe)
  • showed itself in acute depression.   (source)
    acute = severe with a rapid onset
  • The writer spoke of acute bodily illness...   (source)
    acute = a severe illness with a rapid onset
  • It was indeed but a passing trance, that only made me feel with renewed acuteness so soon as, the unnatural stimulus ceasing to operate, I had returned to my old habits.   (source)
    acuteness = severeness
  • ...a reproof, which he felt at his heart. Not less acutely was it felt by Fanny, who had edged back her chair behind her aunt's end of the sofa, and, screened from notice herself, saw all that was passing before her.   (source)
    acutely = sharply (in a severely negative way)
  • The distress is so acute, it is almost unbearable.   (source)
    acute = severely negative
  • I felt the pain most acutely in my eyes.   (source)
    acutely = sharply (severely)
  • Her thirst becomes so acute, she considers biting into her own arm to drink the liquid that courses there.   (source)
    acute = severely negative
  • Soon, someone somewhere decided to give it a proper name: Idiopathic Adolescent Acute Neurodegeneration—IAAN for short.   (source)
  • ACCORDING TO CHUBS, JACK FIELDS WAS THE SECOND son in a family of five kids, and the only one to survive Idiopathic Adolescent Acute Neurodegeneration.   (source)
  • From "Merck" I can assume I am suffering from a case of "severe acute glossitis," an inflamed condition of the tongue's surface which is of traumatic origin but doubtless aggravated by bacteria, viruses and all sorts of toxicity resulting from five or six hours of salivary exchange unprecedented in the history of my mouth and I daresay anyone's.   (source)
  • "I am I, and wish I wasn't"; his self-consciousness was acute and stressing.   (source)
    acute = severe
  • Her feelings were very acute, and too little understood to be properly attended to.   (source)
    acute = severely negative
  • A few moments of feverish enjoyment were followed by hours of acute suffering.   (source)
  • Her affections were not acute, nor was her mind tenacious.   (source)
    acute = strong
  • It was immediately responded to by a light, airy, childish laugh, in which, with a thrill of the heart—but he knew not whether of exquisite pain, or pleasure as acute—he recognised the tones of little Pearl.   (source)
    acute = sharp (intense)
  • Her feelings, probably, were not acute; he had never supposed them to be so; but her comforts might not be less on that account; and if she could dispense with seeing her husband a leading, shining character, there would certainly be everything else in her favour.   (source)
    acute = strong
  • [of Sir Thomas] Fanny felt for him most acutely. He could have no comfort but in Edmund. Every other child must be racking his heart.   (source)
    acutely = severely (of a negative event)
  • More was not expected by one who, while seeing all the obligation and expediency of submission and forbearance, saw also with sympathetic acuteness of feeling all that must be hourly grating to a girl like Susan.   (source)
    acuteness = severely negative
  • Mr. Yates felt it as acutely as might be supposed. To be a second time disappointed in the same way was an instance of very severe ill-luck; and his indignation was such, that had it not been for delicacy towards his friend, and his friend's youngest sister, he believed he should certainly attack the baronet on the absurdity of his proceedings, and argue him into a little more rationality.   (source)
    acutely = severely (of a negative event)
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  • Beavers have poor eyesight, but an acute sense of smell.
    acute = very good
  • Birds tend to have acute vision.
    acute = sharp (highly perceptive)
  • My interest grew more acute with every deadening hour in the junkyard, until one day I had a bizarre thought: that I should enroll in the public school.   (source)
    acute = strongly felt
  • And he was vain: I do not believe I have ever met a more physically attractive person who was more acutely aware of his own physical attractiveness.   (source)
    acutely = highly
  • My mother's acute senses sometimes surprise me, but now they chide me.   (source)
    acute = sharp (highly perceptive or intelligent)
  • The dead are never exactly seen by the living, but many people seem acutely aware of something changed around them.   (source)
    acutely = highly (in a manner showing high perceptiveness)
  • ...her senses were more acute,   (source)
    acute = perceptive (working very well)
  • I'm so acutely aware of everything about him in this moment that I'm almost positive I could pick his thumbprint out of a lineup.   (source)
    acutely = in a manner showing sharpness (high perceptiveness and/or intelligence)
  • As the darkness surrounded us, I was acutely aware of how close we were walking together, and I wondered whether she felt the same.   (source)
    acutely = highly or very sharply
  • He was suddenly acutely conscious of the actions of other people.   (source)
    acutely = in a manner showing perception
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  • For one thing, she looked the part: at eighteen she was already in long skirts, while I was acutely conscious of the six inches of thick black school-girl stockings between the hem of my dress and the top of my shoes.   (source)
    acutely = very (in a manner felt sharply)
  • Jean Louise was acutely conscious that the Negroes were watching her.   (source)
    acutely = very (highly perceptive)
  • The people who didn't get a buzz from their first cigarette and who found the whole experience so awful that they never smoked again are probably people whose bodies are acutely sensitive to nicotine, incapable of handling it in even the smallest doses.   (source)
    acutely = sharply (highly)
  • Just looking at her made me acutely aware of my own height,   (source)
    acutely = very
  • ...but when I'm running outside I have to fragment my mind. I have to keep part of it constantly, acutely aware of every sound, every echo, every movement going on around me.   (source)
    acutely = sharply or very perceptively
  • Although she has come back to me now in absolute clarity, acute in every detail, the outline of her hooded shape against the lights from the bridge, the red of her heart from within the cloak, I know this didn't happen.   (source)
    acute = sharp (clearly seen)
  • In some ways she was far more acute than Winston, and far less susceptible to Party propaganda.   (source)
    acute = intelligent (sharp or perceptive)
  • He was conscious of the judge's acute logical brain.   (source)
    acute = sharp and perceptive
  • They were, nonetheless, acutely aware of the special role that the city was destined to play in the world's memory.   (source)
    acutely = in a manner showing sharp perception
  • Lucy is so sweet and sensitive that she feels influences more acutely than other people do.   (source)
    acutely = sharply (with more awareness)
  • You ARE acute.   (source)
    acute = sharp (highly perceptive or intelligent)
  • 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.   (source)
    acutely = sharply
  • But she said it with a hesitation that did not escape the acuteness of the child.   (source)
    acuteness = sharpness (perceptiveness and/or intelligence)
  • It may be an acutely conscious mouse, yet it is a mouse,   (source)
    acutely = highly perceptive in some area
  • Said I not that my senses were acute? I now tell you that I heard her first feeble movements in the hollow coffin.   (source)
    acute = highly perceptive
  • Notwithstanding his special acuteness and ability, he is unable to take a fact out of its merely political relations, and behold it as it lies absolutely to be disposed of by the intellect   (source)
    acuteness = sharpness (perceptiveness and/or intelligence)
  • My superacute raptor hearing couldn't help registering his chuckles outside.†   (source)
  • I'd never felt anything so acute, so electrifying.   (source)
    acute = strongly felt
  • he was acutely aware of what good publicity could do for him and his practice.   (source)
    acutely = very (highly perceptive of)
  • "NAH-stee-ya," Margot enunciates, and I inwardly cringe, acutely aware of the audience around us.   (source)
    acutely = in a manner showing sharpness (high perceptiveness and/or intelligence)
  • I normally lose myself when I run, but this time I'm acutely aware of every single thing, from my hair, to the length of my shorts, to each drop of sweat that trails down my back.   (source)
  • I'd spent a lot of my life listening to it from just this kind of distance, but still, it never failed to make me acutely aware of every bit of the space between me and its source.   (source)
    acutely = sharply (very or painfully)
  • As always, she was acutely conscious of the fact that another day had passed, meaning one less day left with Will.   (source)
    acutely = highly (with a connotation that resulting awareness is painful)
  • My focus became acute.   (source)
    acute = sharp
  • I have learned to be very acute -- to read the face.   (source)
    acute = highly perceptive
  • As soon as this was touched upon in any way she was capable of great acuteness.   (source)
    acuteness = intelligence (sharpness or high perceptiveness)
  • Every mouthful of food was an acute positive pleasure, now that it was truly their own food, produced by themselves and for themselves, not doled out to them by a grudging master.   (source)
    acute = strongly felt (strongly perceived)
  • Above all was the sense of hearing acute.   (source)
    acute = highly perceptive (much better than normal)
  • "Doth he love us?" said Pearl, looking up with acute intelligence into her mother's face.   (source)
    acute = sharp (astute or smart)
  • Sad, indeed, that an introspection so profound and acute as this poor minister's should be so miserably deceived!   (source)
    acute = sharp (highly perceptive or intelligent)
  • His gifts were emphatically those of a man of business; prompt, acute, clear-minded; with an eye that saw through all perplexities, and a faculty of arrangement that made them vanish as by the waving of an enchanter's wand.   (source)
  • If, heretofore, I had been none of the warmest of partisans I began now, at this season of peril and adversity, to be pretty acutely sensible with which party my predilections lay; nor was it without something like regret and shame that, according to a reasonable calculation of chances, I saw my own prospect of retaining office to be better than those of my democratic brethren.   (source)
    acutely = sharply (highly)
  • But now the idea came strongly into Hester's mind, that Pearl, with her remarkable precocity and acuteness, might already have approached the age when she could have been made a friend, and intrusted with as much of her mother's sorrows as could be imparted, without irreverence either to the parent or the child.   (source)
    acuteness = intelligence (sharpness or high perceptiveness)
  • He's immune to virtually every disease known and has superacute reflexes and greatly increased strength.†   (source)
  • But the gift is good in those in whom it is acute,   (source)
    acute = having a high level of perception
  • I am so full of business I cannot answer thee acutely.   (source)
    acutely = with high perceptiveness (with a sharp mind)
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  • All the angles of that triangle are acute.
    acute = less than 90 degrees
  • He has just cut off the end of the pole at an acute angle to make it into a spear.   (source)
    acute angle = sharp (less than 90 degrees)
  • All I saw was the pole, bent at an acute angle.   (source)
    acute angle = narrow (less than 90 degrees)
  • Two long panes of chest-high, dirty, gray-tinted Plexiglas lean against each other at an acute angle, held up on the other side by the wooden wall.   (source)
  • After asking for, and getting, directions from an elf who was sitting in the branches of a nearby tree, Eragon and Saphira continued through the woods until they arrived at a small one-room house grown out of the bole of a fir tree that stood at an acute angle, as if a constant wind pressed against it.   (source)
    acute angle = bent (less than 90 degrees)
  • I was all bony elbows and acute angles, like a jigsaw puzzle piece that can only go in the middle, waiting for the others to fit around it to make it whole.   (source)
    acute angles = sharp
  • Miraculously, I kept my feet; but only by dint of superhuman contortions during which I was alternately bent forward like a skier going over a jump, or leaning backward at such an acute angle I thought my backbone was going to snap.   (source)
    acute angle = sharp or severe
  • She kept her foot permanently on the accelerator, and took every corner at an acute angle.   (source)
    acute angle = sharp
  • O'Dell leaned back at an acute angle and shoveled a little sugar in.†   (source)
  • It appears to widen into a narrow fan, an acute triangle of red light whose base encompasses all of Y.T.'s torso.†   (source)
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  • The wall of the burial-ground had fallen in: one or two crosses had been smashed by enthusiasts: an angel had lost one of its stone wings, and what gravestones were left undamaged leant at an acute angle in the long marshy grass.†   (source)
  • Near the same tree two more bundles of acute angles sat with their legs drawn up.†   (source)
  • We tried to unite them, with the evident intention of giving battle and checking the enemy's advance, and by this effort to unite them while avoiding battle with a much stronger enemy, and necessarily withdrawing the armies at an acute angle—we led the French on to Smolensk.†   (source)
  • On the opposite wall near the acute angle stood a small plain wooden chest of drawers looking, as it were, lost in a desert.†   (source)
  • Triumphing in having been the first to communicate this extraordinary intelligence, Mrs Nickleby nodded and smiled a great many times, to impress its full magnificence on Kate's wondering mind, and then flew off, at an acute angle, to a committee of ways and means.†   (source)
  • At night, one could distinguish nothing of all that mass of buildings, except the black indentation of the roofs, unrolling their chain of acute angles round the place; for one of the radical differences between the cities of that time, and the cities of the present day, lay in the facades which looked upon the places and streets, and which were then gables.†   (source)
  • Not because I was squeezed in at an acute angle of the tablecloth, with the table in my chest, and the Pumblechookian elbow in my eye, nor because I was not allowed to speak (I didn't want to speak), nor because I was regaled with the scaly tips of the drumsticks of the fowls, and with those obscure corners of pork of which the pig, when living, had had the least reason to be vain.†   (source)
  • The face wore its mildest expression: the grizzled bushy eyebrows had taken their more acute angle of compassionate kindness, and the mouth, habitually compressed with a pout of the lower lip, was relaxed so as to be ready to speak a helpful word or syllable in a moment.†   (source)
  • …splendid in the University, and they were graded there also in all the ages of architecture, from the round arches of Saint-Julian to the pointed arches of Saint-Séverin), the churches dominated the whole; and, like one harmony more in this mass of harmonies, they pierced in quick succession the multiple open work of the gables with slashed spires, with open-work bell towers, with slender pinnacles, whose line was also only a magnificent exaggeration of the acute angle of the roofs.†   (source)
  • A wall with three windows looking out on to the canal ran aslant so that one corner formed a very acute angle, and it was difficult to see in it without very strong light.†   (source)
  • The case was evidently this: a position was selected along the river Kolocha—which crosses the highroad not at a right angle but at an acute angle—so that the left flank was at Shevardino, the right flank near the village of Novoe, and the center at Borodino at the confluence of the rivers Kolocha and Voyna.†   (source)
  • …which clings to its numerous chimneys; drown it in profound night and watch the odd play of lights and shadows in that sombre labyrinth of edifices; cast upon it a ray of light which shall vaguely outline it and cause to emerge from the fog the great heads of the towers; or take that black silhouette again, enliven with shadow the thousand acute angles of the spires and gables, and make it start out more toothed than a shark's jaw against a copper-colored western sky,—and then compare.†   (source)
  • But we withdrew at an acute angle not only because the French advanced between our two armies; the angle became still more acute and we withdrew still farther, because Barclay de Tolly was an unpopular foreigner disliked by Bagration (who would come under his command), and Bagration—being in command of the second army—tried to postpone joining up and coming under Barclay's command as long as he could.†   (source)
  • …shown as big as a Martos chickpea; the tail, or skirt, or whatever it might be called, ended in three points which were borne up by the hands of three pages, likewise dressed in mourning, forming an elegant geometrical figure with the three acute angles made by the three points, from which all who saw the peaked skirt concluded that it must be because of it the countess was called Trifaldi, as though it were Countess of the Three Skirts; and Benengeli says it was so, and that by her…†   (source)
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  • Their sense of hearing was acute; they could walk without sound, and squeeze through the smallest of openings; they could smell the difference between a deep sleeper and one who was restlessly dreaming.†   (source)
  • As the bus ride began, I was acutely aware of how much fun all the kids around me seemed to be having.†   (source)
  • The sense was especially acute in Ye Wenjie.†   (source)
  • Mamaw felt disloyalty acutely.†   (source)
  • He finds himself sinking into an acute homesickness.†   (source)
  • The morgue acquiesced, and by Saturday afternoon we found out that he had died from acute epiglottitis, a rare but treatable virus that causes the epiglottis to swell and cover the air passages to the lungs.†   (source)
  • While in the Russell County jail, he became acutely psychotic.†   (source)
  • I do not think Sinus took me very seriously, or that he ever saw Kreacher as a being with feelings as acute as a human's = 'Don't you blame — don't you — talk — about Sirius like —'†   (source)
  • I felt simultaneously acutely self-conscious and mildly hysterical.†   (source)
  • This was the beginning of my soon-to-become-acute awareness that the girl cannot take a hint.†   (source)
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  • Yellow Fever (which is a disease from tropical America and West Africa which causes a high fever, acute nephritis, jaundice and hemorrhages, and it is caused by a virus transmitted by the bite of a mosquito called Aedes aegyptl, which used to be called Stegomyia fasciata; and nephritis is inflammation of the kidneys).†   (source)
  • Wu, thirty-three years old, was acutely aware that he had worked for Hammond all his professional life.†   (source)
  • Perhaps the boarders feel acutely lonely then, but I feel fine.†   (source)
  • Acute surgical, but there's no need to wear a mask.†   (source)
  • But (as I'm acutely aware) this isn't Earth.†   (source)
  • At school that day she had been acutely aware of what day it was and even though what she had done so far—lain in bed reading The Bell Jar, helped her mother clean out what her father insisted on calling his toolshed and what she thought of as the poetry shed, and tagged along to the grocery store—hadn't consisted of anything that might mark the anniversary of my death, she had been determined to do something.†   (source)
  • "Acute stress reaction," I said.†   (source)
  • When it is all over she begins to shiver profoundly, as if beset with an acute fever.†   (source)
  • But the weeping was just the first symptom of a strange intoxication—an acute attack of pain and frustration—that seized the guests and scattered them across the patio and the grounds and in the bathrooms, all of them wailing over lost love.†   (source)
  • He crossed the room to their table, acutely conscious of the way his stunted legs made him waddle with every step.†   (source)
  • I love that the accent over his first name is called an acute accent, and that he has a cute accent.†   (source)
  • Here in 11, they suffer more acutely and feel more desperation.†   (source)
  • Patient acutely upset… very anxious.†   (source)
  • The other three could sense it too, but they could sense the bitter cold even more and hurried back into the Heart of Gold suffering from an acute attack of no curiosity.†   (source)
  • Prior to the clinic's existence, acute altitude illness killed approximately one or two out of every 500 trekkers who passed through Pheriche.†   (source)
  • By Sunday the urge to check my e-mail is acute.†   (source)
  • He was acutely aware of each second as the long minutes crept by.†   (source)
  • I felt it acutely, like a deep hunger for protein, and despaired for the flat-dirt expanse between Anatole and me.†   (source)
  • The strength, the speed, the acute senses, not to mention those of us like Edward, Jasper, and I, who have extra senses as well.†   (source)
  • I soon realized that light was an acute danger to all of us, that the village of Sabray was surrounded by the Taliban, waiting for their chance to capture or kill me.†   (source)
  • He felt an acute loneliness.†   (source)
  • Grendel, the monster in the medieval epic Beowulf (eighth century A.D.), is an actual monster, but he can also symbolize (a) the hostility of the universe to human existence (a hostility that medieval Anglo-Saxons would have felt acutely) and (b) a darkness in human nature that only some higher aspect of ourselves (as symbolized by the title hero) can conquer.†   (source)
  • She felt sure that this would be noticed and appreciated by Bailey, whose concentration on PartiRank was the most acute of the Three Wise Men.†   (source)
  • In the second it took us to register that we were in the same place again, it felt as if the whole space charged with a magical kind of electricity, making me acutely aware of just how much I missed him.†   (source)
  • The district would never have sought advertising, its deputy superintendent told the Houston Chronicle, "if it weren't for the acute need for funds."†   (source)
  • Because once he started again …. well she wouldn't interrupt him while he was working, but she' would take each day's output as soon as he was done, ostensibly to fill in the missing letters, but actually , he knew this by now, just as sexually acute men know which dates will put out at the end of the evening and which ones will not , to get her fix.†   (source)
  • The unexpected intimacy he had stumbled upon in that hospital, so urgent and acute, has eroded into something dull.†   (source)
  • This is where we belonged, after all, with the multiple slash wounds, the entry and exit wounds, the blunt instrument wounds, the traumas, overdoses, acute deliriums.†   (source)
  • Acutely aware of the honor that Ammu had bestowed on him, Estha had used both his best handwritings.†   (source)
  • My senses are so acute; you wouldn't believe what I can hear.†   (source)
  • Clary laughed and went over to Simon, who seemed acutely uncomfortable surrounded by dozens of pillows and with blankets heaped over his legs.†   (source)
  • I can't see Jason and Jess this morning, and my sense of disappointment is acute.†   (source)
  • That doesn't mean that in the case of someone who is acutely psychotic, and a threat to himself or someone else, Ragins would argue against meds and hospital care.†   (source)
  • On the contrary, it became acute.†   (source)
  • I felt the stigma of being poor most acutely because I didn't have a father.†   (source)
  • That's a very acute observation.†   (source)
  • But we were both of us by then acutely aware of something we'd not yet mentioned, and I think we both sensed there'd be something wrong about us parting like that.†   (source)
  • It was all the more acute for not having her and wanting, like the wish he had to be whole again and to live a different life.†   (source)
  • Hilde had found it acutely em-barrassing.†   (source)
  • The first is that he and I were the only Westerners in the audience; we had come from our home in the Netherlands only a few weeks earlier, so I had not yet adjusted to the cultural isolation and still felt it acutely.†   (source)
  • His head screamed until he had to lower his head between his knees to fight off the sudden, acute nausea.†   (source)
  • He found many of the same kinds of problems there, but none as acute.†   (source)
  • Linda studied her in the acute way that Luke often did.†   (source)
  • The thought, acutely painful, passed, for Dick, with a wink and a playful jab, said, "Sure, honey.†   (source)
  • Already, adrenaline pulsed through him, making the edges of his vision swim and his senses more acute.†   (source)
  • He was hunched over, and the fact that he was barefoot despite an acute arthritic condition made me uncomfortable in my own sandals.†   (source)
  • He's a big, griping Acute, already getting the reputation of being a troublemaker.†   (source)
  • "It was a typical ARDS picture—acute respiratory distress syndrome—like early pneumonia," Dr. Silverstein said.†   (source)
  • Their cultural isolation was acute as well.†   (source)
  • Phoebe's expression was touched with a disappointment as acute as her earlier joy.†   (source)
  • In the afternoon they came unto a land
    In which it seemed always afternoon.
    All round the coast the languid air did swoon,
    Breathing like one that hath a weary dream.
    Tennyson, The Lotus-Eaters
    The corner of the opposite wood turned out to be an acute point.†   (source)
  • MAMA and RUM exchange weary and knowing glances and RUTH opens it to admit the neighbor, MRS. JOHNSON,* who is a rather squeaky wideThis character and the scene of her visit were cut from the original production and early editions of the play. eyed lady of no particular age, with a newspaper under her arm) MAMA: (Changing her expression to acute delight and a ringing cheerful greeting) Oh—hello there, Johnson.†   (source)
  • Four more then had to be released because of "extreme emotional depression, crying, rage, and acute anxiety."†   (source)
  • Even with all those voices going, though, I was acutely aware that I was alone.†   (source)
  • She put all her quick, young mind and avid soul into the struggle to receive, though piercingly aware every instant of the difference between her attire and that of the women who had bidden her there, noting acutely variations between their language and hers, their voices, their gestures and hers.†   (source)
  • The old-school ones were prized, especially by the older ladies, who seemed to feel the heat most acutely.†   (source)
  • "I wish I could clean up first," Newt said, acutely conscious of how dirty he was.†   (source)
  • Every cell in my body is acutely aware, every sense heightened.†   (source)
  • His face conveyed such acute agony, while everyone else was cheering.†   (source)
  • Syed Abbas, whose influence extended up dozens of wild mountain valleys, had an acute sense of each community's needs.†   (source)
  • Once the people of the lake region discover this, the longing to leave becomes acute, and a break from the area, therefore, is necessarily dream-bitten, but necessary nonetheless.†   (source)
  • My sense of drowning was growing more acute.†   (source)
  • His drunkenness created acute demands on his equally bibulous chaperon.†   (source)
  • I felt now the rarest, most acute alleviation of loneliness.†   (source)
  • Why not, let's say, acute nephritis?†   (source)
  • I was acutely aware of leaves crumpling under my feet, of the noise of twigs and small branches breaking.†   (source)
  • Donald was acutely concerned about Cedric being overmatched at Brown.†   (source)
  • Czech photographers and cameramen were acutely aware that they were the ones who could best do the only thing left to do: preserve the face of violence for the distant future.†   (source)
  • But acute fulminant hepatitis B?†   (source)
  • SHE WAS acutely aware of his hand tightly holding hers.†   (source)
  • We have some acute ones.†   (source)
  • It would serve you right if you had an acute attack of indigestion.†   (source)
  • The one glaring problem was an acute shortage of artillerymen.†   (source)
  • The only real regret I had, one I felt most acutely then and there, was that I had not been able to talk with my momma about what I did for a living, not for years and years.†   (source)
  • Exhaustion was now replaced by acute hunger.†   (source)
  • The pain in his right knee was acute.†   (source)
  • He felt it most acutely at weekends.†   (source)
  • A fortune had been spent here; and Joe was acutely aware that by comparison to the decor, he was a scruffy specimen.†   (source)
  • "I'm not being obtuse," he said as he crossed his arms over his chest, "but you're acute girl."†   (source)
  • I'm acutely aware that we are unarmed humans on the street at night.†   (source)
  • I felt the sharp sting of emptiness andsolitude that you feel so acutely and with such internal sorrow and wonder whenever music is performed well.†   (source)
  • While we used to love rushing around the house and estate at Lalla's insistence to catch the dog Chindit, who had run off with her false breast, my father would retire to a book or his office acutely embarrassed.†   (source)
  • Awareness of the incendiary capacity of such rhetoric was so acute that in 1837 the U.S. House passed a "gag rule" that prohibited petitions or discussions regarding slavery.†   (source)
  • Part of me wanted to rush down to the hospital, but another part of me didn't want to intrude on this acute and very personal phase of grief.†   (source)
  • The doctor grinned, the corners of his mouth tight, half-appreciative of the acuteness in my voice.†   (source)
  • Alessandro asked, acutely aware that they had the foxes' tails.†   (source)
  • Wulfgar felt the cold acutely, but the melted blubber had protected him sufficiently.†   (source)
  • She's in acute withdrawal, with whatever they've plugged into her smoothing out the worst of the raw edges.†   (source)
  • Now for the first time, at just the wrong time, the acute depression hit him a blow to the brain.†   (source)
  • With her vision obscured, her sense of hearing grew acute.†   (source)
  • One arm was bent under her, caught under her, in a way that must have been acutely uncomfortable, if not rather painful.†   (source)
  • Trust me when I tell you that everything can go from fine and dandy to dark and depressing faster than you can say "acute lymphoblastic leukemia."†   (source)
  • The rabbit seemed alert enough, however, looking at me so acutely, bounding up to the fire.†   (source)
  • There were acute minds here, and perhaps they could uncover something new.†   (source)
  • Call it acute congestion of the stomach and brain.†   (source)
  • Listening for them is something more acute than listening to them.†   (source)
  • It made me acutely self-conscious, a condition I thought I had mastered shortly after puberty, and as I was about to look away, she said, "Martha Millay, just to make it a full introduction," and she smiled again.†   (source)
  • Arriving at the hospital that morning, my mother was told he had died at four A.M. in "acute diabetic coma."†   (source)
  • I wondered if that "special talent" was simply a man with incredibly acute hearing.†   (source)
  • And at times, strange to say, she suffered acutely from jealousy.†   (source)
  • How your own authorities have got on to you does not at the moment acutely concern us.†   (source)
  • Bisiurin, the camp quartermaster, reported an acute shortage of flour and potatoes.†   (source)
  • During that time it is possible that Ralph suffered more acutely than anyone else.†   (source)
  • He had had one bad fright when Lieutenant Brody had developed all the symptoms of acute appendicitis; with John Osborne helping him he had read up all the procedure for the operation and prepared to do it on the wardroom table.†   (source)
  • Secretly I was glad, for I saw my father in him, although sometimes my husband worried that he showed no inclination for the land; but when one day he told me he was going to work in the tannery I was acutely dismayed.†   (source)
  • She stops short, overcome by a fit of acute self-consciousness as she catches their eyes fixed on her.†   (source)
  • The flaw in the granite was the failure of his moral senses to develop as acutely as his other faculties.†   (source)
  • Was it possible for a man that intelligent in so many ways to be acutely brain-damaged in others?†   (source)
  • In periods of acute shortage doctors themselves helped mine the newly departed.†   (source)
  • But at any rate, this patient now has … acute Gonorrhea superimposed on radiation reaction.†   (source)
  • There was an acute need for men like him, politically mature and academically accomplished.†   (source)
  • Most important, I became acutely aware of the inner conflict born of my recent success.†   (source)
  • Marking himself as friendly with the enemy brings acute shame, but he needs this.†   (source)
  • She was suddenly acutely still, despite the sea of people moving around her.†   (source)
  • There was even a name for it: acute stress reaction.†   (source)
  • "What is the mechanism/pathophys of acute hearing loss associated with meningitis?" one wrote.†   (source)
  • My birthday is the one day of the year that we're both most acutely aware of my illness.†   (source)
  • And of course this made him feel more acutely his failure at emergency fund-raising.†   (source)
  • As a cultural emigrant from one group to the other, I am acutely aware of their differences.†   (source)
  • Neena was acutely attuned to my needs and much more agreeable to be around, so I kept her on.†   (source)
  • Was the rain suddenly louder, or were her senses more acute?†   (source)
  • I was acutely aware of my audience; the adults loved it.†   (source)
  • Lifaen turned his glittering eyes on him, probing Eragon with disconcerting acuteness.†   (source)
  • It is difficult to express in these pages the acute sense of loss, of grief that I am experiencing.†   (source)
  • The loss of Pippa is one more I feel acutely today.†   (source)
  • Somehow, Thibault hadn't expected to feel its absence so acutely.†   (source)
  • It wasn't desire at all—it was need, acute to the point of pain.†   (source)
  • I saw Iggy tense, his acute hearing focused on Angel's small voice.†   (source)
  • Ethnic antagonism, the bishop warned, had become "extremely acute."†   (source)
  • She was acutely aware of her state of undress as the man's gaze roamed over her body.†   (source)
  • Somehow, though she had known it, had seen him forget, the pain of the reality was acute.†   (source)
  • In the close confines of the iron cage, he was acutely aware of the red woman's presence.†   (source)
  • Blomkvist made a pretty acute observation.†   (source)
  • My hearing's acute and your shrill voice is loud.†   (source)
  • And …. it was seldom savored …. something acute that was quickly lost.†   (source)
  • 'Because I'm a meningitis man, that's why, and not an acute-nephritis man,' retorted the colonel.†   (source)
  • In anyone else with acute hepatitis B, a liver transplant would simply feed the virus.†   (source)
  • He leaned forward, wincing as he did so, the pain in his chest suddenly acute again.†   (source)
  • Like his eyesight, his hearing was exquisitely acute.†   (source)
  • But he was acutely aware of his own growing misgiving at the same time.†   (source)
  • Her absence was as acute for him as losing the farm-the world suddenly gone cold and unfriendly.†   (source)
  • She had a heavy, dull headache and acute pain in her left shoulder.†   (source)
  • I become acutely aware that I was overenthusiastic when I shoveled the rib meat into my mouth.†   (source)
  • And one of them, he thought as he watched her eyes, was becoming more and more acute.†   (source)
  • He righted himself, but he'd twisted his ankle and the pain was acute.†   (source)
  • They think that what's true for acute physical processes is probably applicable to cosmology itself.†   (source)
  • But his need for Abigail, his ballast, was acute.†   (source)
  • Here were "fortunes, abilities, learning, eloquence, acuteness" equal to any.†   (source)
  • Back in his room, his solitude and loneliness always felt more acute.†   (source)
  • In moments like these he was most acutely aware of his power.†   (source)
  • His pale, laboring face was screwed up unconsciously into a grimace of acute discomfort.†   (source)
  • Now Alessandro became acutely aware of the pistols at their sides.†   (source)
  • There was an acute pain in the back of his neck.†   (source)
  • But Salander's being isolated presented one other acute problem.†   (source)
  • A mood of acute panic, even fear, overtook the unit.†   (source)
  • Adams was acutely aware of the magnitude of the step he was taking.†   (source)
  • The chaplain was acutely conscious of the faint noise his footsteps made as he approached.†   (source)
  • He saw acutely and painfully the dilemma of the French Alliance.†   (source)
  • It was this last which created potentially acute political problems.†   (source)
  • You've been thrown into a situation that makes the crisis doubly acute.†   (source)
  • What the story "June Recital" most acutely shows the reader lies in her inner life.†   (source)
  • Well now some people have a more acute sense of feeling than other people have.†   (source)
  • Some people hear more acutely, others see more acutely, and so on.†   (source)
  • As he watched Kreacher sobbing on the floor, he remembered what Dumbledore had said to him, mere hours after Sirius's death: I do not think Sirius ever saw Kreacher as a being with feelings as acute as a human's … "Kreacher," said Harry after a while, "when you feel up to it, er … please sit up."†   (source)
  • Edward called out in acute relief.†   (source)
  • She turned her head slightly from side to side, surveying my father's work with what he calls her "acute monocular beam."†   (source)
  • All three of them were acutely alert, ramrod straight in their seats, listening to every sound of the wood, looking through every shadow, catching every scent, searching for something out of place.†   (source)
  • For the next few seconds I felt something like acute embarrassment that the two of us should now be standing side by side, linked by our recent humiliations, actually staring our rejection in the face, as it were.†   (source)
  • When Lydia was alive, my grandmother seemed content with her reading; either she and Lydia took turns reading to each other, or they forced Germaine to read aloud to them—while they rested their eyes and exercised their acute interest in educating Germaine.†   (source)
  • The acute phase of a food poisoning — the initial few days of diarrhea and gastrointestinal upset in many cases may simply be the most obvious manifestation of an infectious disease.†   (source)
  • But many of Freud's patients experienced the conflict so acutely that they developed what Freud called neuroses.†   (source)
  • Families, teachers, and courts were sending thousands to institutions for eccentricities that were less attributable to acute mental illness than resistance to social, cultural, or sexual norms.†   (source)
  • In this case the official cause of death, he wrote, was anoxia—a deprivation of oxygen to the brain—as well as an acute disturbance to the composition of the blood.†   (source)
  • Her own ward had been redesignated as an overflow to acute surgical, but the definitions meant nothing at first.†   (source)
  • Dr. Urbino was always acutely aware of these and many other cracks in his public image, and no one was as conscious as he of being the last to bear a family name on its way to extinction.†   (source)
  • Looking back, during our long journey in the C-130 to Afghanistan, I was more acutely aware of a growing problem which faces U.S. forces on active duty in theaters of war all over the world.†   (source)
  • But, if he recalls correctly from his general training back in medical school, it sounds to him like acute gingivostomatitis.†   (source)
  • So I pick up the phone and dial his number, butterflies in my stomach, just the way it always used to be, the anticipation of hearing his voice as acute now as it was years ago.†   (source)
  • My father was acutely aware of the dangers inherent in our new surroundings and lectured me regularly on the perils of strangers and how I should always go to the police if I ever needed help.†   (source)
  • This time I was acutely conscious of praying during the entire surgery as I kept thinking, Lord, it's up to You.†   (source)
  • I was acutely aware that what I was about to say was going to make everything worse, was going to hurt him.†   (source)
  • She tried at first but couldn't remain indifferent to the people around her who seemed in acute distress—those who cried more than usual or who suffered the greatest anxiety about the children or parents they'd left behind or who seemed especially down or depressed.†   (source)
  • I thought about how my grandfather's family had been taken from him, and how because of that my dad grew up feeling like he didn't have a dad, and now I had acute stress and nightmares and was sitting alone in a falling-down house and crying hot, stupid tears all over my shirt.†   (source)
  • Somewhere during that period of time I became acutely aware of an unusual ability—a divine gift, I believe—of extraordinary eye and hand coordination.†   (source)
  • Geyer and Schnooks immediately set out for Miss Hill's residence and found her to be an acute observer and a willing gossip.†   (source)
  • Patients with the most acute form of the disease can trigger an episode by simply thinking about their romantic interest.†   (source)
  • Everyone was always staring at my mother, but the scrutiny seemed especially intense that day, or else I am remembering it acutely because it was the last time I saw her alive.†   (source)
  • obsession (ab'seSHon) n. pl. –s. 1. acute (and completely justifiable) interest in something (or someone) acutely interesting.†   (source)
  • "Of course not," I said, my gaze skirting the framed degrees on his wall, all attesting to his expertness in various subdisciplines of psychology, including, I'm sure, how to tell when an acutely stressed teenager is lying to you.†   (source)
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