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Definition of Sharpness

  • The quality or condition of being sharp; keenness; acuteness.
  • harshness of manner
  • the quality of being sharp and clear
  • thinness of edge or fineness of point
  • the quality of being keenly and painfully felt
  • a strong odor or taste property
  • the attribute of urgency in tone of voice
  • a quick and penetrating intelligence

How to use sharpness in a sentence. Sharpness pronunciation.

To look into our _Modern Plays_, and there to see the Differences of Good and Evil confounded, Prophaneness, Irreligion, and Unlawful Love, made the masterly Stroaks of the _fine Gentleman_; Swearing, Cursing, and Blaspheming, the Graces of his Conversation; and Unchristian Revenge, to consummate the Character of the _Hero_; Sharpness and Poignancy of Wit exerted with the greatest Vigor against the _Holy Order_; in short, Religion and all that is Sacred, Burlesqu'd and Ridicul'd; To see this, I say, and withall, to reflect upon the fatal Effects which these things have already had, and how much worse are likely to follow, if not timely prevented, cannot but fill the Minds of all good Men with very dismal Apprehensions.
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One is the extreme sharpness and rapacity of the capitalists and manufacturers; the other, the excesses, the avidity and ill-will of the workmen and artisans.
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She had a peculiar sharpness for reckoning up what things cost, and now and then she leaned over to him and whispered the result of her meditations.
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Her face was shrunken and aquiline, but any hint of sharpness was dispelled by the large blue eyes, at once sagacious and innocent, which seemed to regard the world with an enormous desire that it should behave itself nobly, and an entire confidence that it could do so, if it would only take the pains.
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Sudden stabs of the unmitigated truth assailed him now and then, for he was not inclined by nature to take a rosy view of his conduct, but what with the beat of his foot upon the pavement, and the glimpse which half-drawn curtains offered him of kitchens, dining-rooms, and drawing-rooms, illustrating with mute power different scenes from different lives, his own experience lost its sharpness.
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She jumped up hastily, and slammed the door with a sharpness which made Mrs. Hilbery start.
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Now this division of labour, or rather this shifting of responsibility on to another's shoulders, had its bad results, for while the dog improved every day in sharpness and conscientious performance of duty, the boy did the opposite.
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For years Little Haven had accepted his decisions as final and boasted of his sharpness to neighbouring hamlets, and many a cottager had brought his boots to be mended a whole week before their time for the sake of an interview.
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This question was asked with very much of Ester's old sharpness of tone.
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During this harangue the elder Mr. Ried had time to grow ashamed of his sharpness, and answered in his natural tone.
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Tone, or words, or both, vexed Mrs. Ried afresh, and she spoke with added sharpness.
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Before sunrise a wind came from the northern spruces; the dawn was cloudless, fiery red, and the air had an autumn sharpness.
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The whole of his dream was vivid in the extreme while it was in progress, and if it could have been transcribed then, no doubt it would have proved to be of the most intense interest; but unfortunately it had to be recalled the next morning when its clearness was muddled, the sharpness of its features blurred.
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I have purposely given elephants things to lift which they could never have seen before, and they were all handled in such a manner as to convince me that they recognized such qualities as hardness, sharpness, and weight."[116] [116] Romanes, _Animal Intelligence_, pp. 101, 102; see also Kemp, _Indications of Instinct_, pp.
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Mr. Conklin, the celebrated elephant trainer, once told me that his elephants not only recognized such qualities as weight, sharpness, and hardness, but also _volume or dimension_.
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Applehead's voice had a masterful sharpness that made the three tighten reins involuntarily.
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We are getting reconciled to halls and bedchambers with unhomelike stone floors and no carpets-floors that ring to the tread of one's heels with a sharpness that is death to sentimental musing.
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The sharpness of his observation led him to predict with remarkable skill the course of any illness, and he suggested endless small details of relief.
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I remember, in the course of my first interview with Mr. Darwin, expressing my belief in the sharpness of the lines of demarcation between natural groups and in the absence of transitional forms, with all the confidence of youth and imperfect knowledge.
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There was a dry sharpness of self-judgment, a settled conviction of coming ill in all he said which wrung her heart.
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Examples of Sharpness

Example #1
It is impossible to say, how many, and how great the _Mischiefs_ are that spring from thence; which if a Man should take a View of, it would perhaps, be one of the most Melancholy Prospects that ever he beheld.
Example #2
And are these then the Entertainments for a Christian to be pleas'd with; for one whose _Salvation_ is to be wrought out with Fear and Trembling?
Example #3
It is therefore necessary to remedy these two causes.
Example #4
Strikes are due to two causes.
Example #5
Philip was tired of talking, and he watched her face as she looked with keen eyes at the dresses of the women who came in.
Example #6
Mildred liked the crowd and the band.