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 Meanings and Examples of ACUTE
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acute
 a.  quickly perceptive; keen; having a sharp point or tip; extremely sharp or severe
Classic Sentence: (73 in 5 pages)
1  For an instance there was a silence so acute it seemed that neither of them even breathed.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
2  Her boredom was acute and ever present.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
3  It annoyed her that her quick reprimands brought such acute fright to his round eyes, for he looked so simple minded when he was frightened.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
4  Lily smiled also: his words were too acute not to strike her sense of humour.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
5  The Silverton affair is in the acute stage: it's necessary that George's attention should be pretty continuously distracted.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 1
6  But now that they had become her own people, to bathe and encourage and adorn, she had an acute and uncomfortable interest in them.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
7  There came over her the acute longing which always summoned into her spiritual vision the presence of the beloved one, overpowering her at once with a sense of the unattainable.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXX
8  In these brief pauses, Heyward and the sisters listened, with senses rendered doubly acute by the danger, to detect any symptoms which might announce the proximity of their foes.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14
9  Those acute and long-practised senses, whose powers so often exceed the limits of all ordinary credulity, after having detected the danger, had enabled them to ascertain its magnitude and duration.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19
10  Sometimes his anger at the commanders reached an acute stage, and he grumbled about the camp like a veteran.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 2
11  He developed the acute exasperation of a pestered animal, a well-meaning cow worried by dogs.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 5
12  There was an acute interest in all their faces during this exchange of view points.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 23
13  The fair, high-bred child, with her golden head, her deep eyes, her spiritual, noble brow, and prince-like movements; and her black, keen, subtle, cringing, yet acute neighbor.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
14  He gnawed his lip, drummed his fingers upon the table, and showed every other symptom of acute impatience.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VII. LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
15  Every mouthful of food was an acute positive pleasure, now that it was truly their own food, produced by themselves and for themselves, not doled out to them by a grudging master.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter III
Example Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
1  He has had an acute analysis of the situation.
2  War is the most acute form of expression of violence.
3  This acute infection of the brain is almost invariably fatal.
4  The problem seemed particularly acute among young gay men and gay men of color.
5  She felt acute embarrassment/anxiety/concern at his behaviour.
6  The patient died from acute cerebral hemorrhage.
7  The patient died from acute cerebral haemorrhage.
8  A patient going through acute detox will have an assigned nurse nearby.
9  The report has caused acute embarrassment to the government.
10  Yet we continue to respond with an acute care system of high-technology hospitals and highly trained doctors.
11  Dogs have an acute sense of smell.
12  In acute infections of the urinary tract the patient may suffer severe pain.
13  The housing shortage is more acute than first thought.
14  Her early writing was grounded in acute observation of the natural world.
15  All the while I was acutely aware of her nearness.