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acute
used in Selected Tales by Poe

6 uses
  • And have I not told you that what you mistake for madness is but over-acuteness of the sense?
    5 — The Tell-Tale Heart (51% in)
  • The writer spoke of acute bodily illness—of a mental disorder which oppressed him—and of an earnest desire to see me, as his best, and indeed his only personal friend, with a view of attempting, by the cheerfulness of my society, some alleviation of his malady.
    3 — The Fall of the House of Usher (7% in)
  • He suffered much from a morbid acuteness of the senses; the most insipid food was alone endurable; he could wear only garments of certain texture; the odors of all flowers were oppressive; his eyes were tortured by even a faint light; and there were but peculiar sounds, and these from stringed instruments, which did not inspire him with horror.
    3 — The Fall of the House of Usher (30% in)
  • _ Said I not that my senses were acute?
    3 — The Fall of the House of Usher (94% in)
  • The possible moves being not only manifold but involute, the chances of such oversights are multiplied; and in nine cases out of ten it is the more concentrative rather than the more acute player who conquers.
    4 — The Murders in the Rue Morgue (3% in)
  • Above all was the sense of hearing acute.
    5 — The Tell-Tale Heart (2% in)

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