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incisive
used in The Brothers Karamazov

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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
  • "It's Perezvon's master, don't worry about me," Kolya said incisively again.
    Book 10 — The Boys (96% in)
  • "Before you talk of a historical event like the foundation of a nationality, you must first understand what you mean by it," he admonished him in stern, incisive tones.
    Book 10 — The Boys (77% in)
  • "You must be prepared for anything," said the doctor in emphatic and incisive tones, and dropping his eyes, he was about to step out to the coach.
    Book 10 — The Boys (94% in)

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