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acute
used in 1776

3 uses
  • The one glaring problem was an acute shortage of artillerymen.
    p. 129.1
  • His defects were perceived to be a certain "nervous temperament" and susceptibility to poor health, impetuousness, and acute sensitivity to criticism.
    p. 22.6
  • Adams, who was acutely sensitive to the differences between New Englanders and Virginians, having experienced firsthand in Congress the distrust many from the middle and southern provinces felt for New Englanders, had become gravely concerned about the damage to the Cause such opinions and prejudices could have should they get out of hand.
    p. 57.6

There are no more uses of "acute" in 1776.

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