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incisive
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
direct, clear, and sharp in thinking or expression — often indicating a decisive person (makes decisions quickly) or a penetrating mind
  • He had taken care to repeat the incisive statement of his resolve not to be played on any more; and had tried to penetrate Raffles with the fact that he had shown the risks of bribing him to be quite equal to the risks of defying him.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (54% in)
  • But," he added, incisively, "I have to consider what I shall do without it, not with it."
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (20% in)

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