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 Meanings and Examples of ACID
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acid
 n.  sour; water-soluble compounds having a sour taste; quality of being sarcastic, bitter, or scornful
Classic Sentence: (21 in 2 pages)
1  There was a hint of acid in the old voice.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
2  Melanie with cool dignity and India with acid bitterness saw to that.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LV
3  Mrs. Bogart was not the acid type of Good Influence.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
4  She nodded and smiled and was very busy about purchasing boric acid.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
5  Bubbles of carbonic acid gas will rise to the surface and burst, and make rings two or three feet wide.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 9
6  And Trixie was not a name that suited, as Sands did, the thin, acid woman, red-haired, sharp and clean, who never dashed off masterpieces, it was true; but then never dropped hairpins in the soup.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 2
7  But even on windless days the air always smelt of something under-earth: sulphur, iron, coal, or acid.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 2
8  Has a white splash of acid upon his forehead.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE
9  A formidable array of bottles and test-tubes, with the pungent cleanly smell of hydrochloric acid, told me that he had spent his day in the chemical work which was so dear to him.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. A CASE OF IDENTITY
10  I don't know what it was, but it had either prussic acid or white lead in it.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 8
11  There was a horrible smell of nitric acid in the room.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14
12  It restores the blue color of litmus-paper reddened by an acid, and it turns syrup of violets green.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 79. The Lemonade.
13  The walk revived her spirits, and flattering herself that she had made good bargains, she trudged home again, after buying a very young lobster, some very old asparagus, and two boxes of acid strawberries.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER ELEVEN
14  The sensation was like being touched in the marrow with some pungent and searching acid, it set my very teeth on edge.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXVIII
15  Comrades, we shall overthrow the government as true as there are fifteen intermediary acids between margaric acid and formic acid; however, that is a matter of perfect indifference to me.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER III—NIGHT BEGINS TO DESCEND UPON GRANTAIRE
Example Sentence: (23 in 2 pages)
1  An acid can react with a base to form a salt.
2  Carbolic acid is usually used for cleaning.
3  Her latest album makes extensive use of samples from a wide range of acid jazz tracks.
4  To compare the effect of different substances on gastric acid secretion proper control solutions comparable with the test solution should be used.
5  The water was found to contain traces of sulphuric acid.
6  The acid rain is threatening world environment.
7  One factor contributing to this malaise is the buildup of lactic acid in the muscles that can follow heavy drinking.
8  Large sections of the forest have been destroyed by acid rain.
9  Unlike acid rain or deforestation, global warming has no visible manifestation.
10  Sulphur dioxide is the main precursor of acid rain.
11  When nitric acid is poured on copper, a brown vapor gives off.
12  Litmus paper can be used as an indicator of the presence of acid in a solution.
13  Stricter controls on air pollution would help to reduce acid rain.
14  The term "acid rain" was coined in the nineteenth century.
15  There is a barrage of acid comments in today's newspapers.