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acute
used in Northanger Abbey

5 uses
  • Perhaps the abilities of women are neither sound nor acute—neither vigorous nor keen.
    Chapter 14 (70% in)
  • This compliment, delightful as it was, produced severe mortification to the lady; and in giving her denial, she expressed her sorrow on the occasion so very much as if she really felt it that had Thorpe, who joined her just afterwards, been half a minute earlier, he might have thought her sufferings rather too acute.
    Chapter 8 (41% in)
  • Her own feelings entirely engrossed her; her wretchedness was most acute on finding herself obliged to go directly home.
    Chapter 9 (82% in)
  • ...simple feelings, this odd sort of reserve seemed neither kindly meant, nor consistently supported; and its unkindness she would hardly have forborne pointing out, had its inconsistency been less their friend; but Anne and Maria soon set her heart at ease by the sagacity of their "I know what"; and the evening was spent in a sort of war of wit, a display of family ingenuity, on one side in the mystery of an affected secret, on the other of undefined discovery, all equally acute.
    Chapter 15 (58% in)
  • Well read in the art of concealing a treasure, the possibility of false linings to the drawers did not escape her, and she felt round each with anxious acuteness in vain.
    Chapter 21 (78% in)

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