1 Georgiana, who had a spoiled temper, a very acrid spite, a captious and insolent carriage, was universally indulged.
2 True, generous feeling is made small account of by some, but here were two natures rendered, the one intolerably acrid, the other despicably savourless for the want of it.
3 Mr. Rochester then turned to the spectators: he looked at them with a smile both acrid and desolate.
4 This ball had an acrid and penetrating odor.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 40. The Breakfast.
5 A painful giddiness overwhelmed Villefort; great drops of acrid sweat fell from his face upon the papers which he held in his convulsed hand.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 110. The Indictment.
6 Already the house was full of the acrid smell of clothes boiling in homemade black dye for, in the kitchen, the sobbing cook was stirring all of Mrs. Meade's dresses in the huge wash pot.
7 The back kick of the pistol made her reel, as the roar of the explosion filled her ears and the acrid smoke stung her nostrils.
8 The acrid smell of stale beer saluted her; and voices talking.
9 As I entered, however, my fears were set at rest, for it was the acrid fumes of strong coarse tobacco which took me by the throat and set me coughing.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan DoyleContext Highlight In Chapter 3. The Problem
10 The decanter of sherry was on the table half full, but there was a queer, acrid smell about.
11 There was no need to think them dead, for their stertorous breathing and the acrid smell of laudanum in the room left no doubt as to their condition.
12 She possessed affections, too, though hitherto acrid and disagreeable, as are the richest flavours of unripe fruit.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel HawthorneContext Highlight In XV. HESTER AND PEARL
13 An acrid and stifling smoke in which dying and wounded lay with weak, dull groans.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 14: CHAPTER IV—THE BARREL OF POWDER
14 He threw down the cigar violently and it smoked acridly on the carpet, the smell of scorching wool rising to their nostrils.
15 For even when coming into slight contact with the outer, vapoury shreds of the jet, which will often happen, your skin will feverishly smart, from the acridness of the thing so touching it.