CAUSTIC in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of CAUSTIC
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
caustic
 a.  capable of burning, corroding, dissolving, or eating away by chemical action
Classic Sentence:
1  Three days later Bazarov came into his father's room and asked him if he had any caustic.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
2  Vassily Ivanovitch all at once turned quite white, and, without uttering a word, rushed to his study, from which he returned at once with a bit of caustic in his hand.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
3  That ought to have been done sooner; the caustic even is useless, really, now.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
4  "I am very amiable and have a caustic wit," continued Prince Andrew, "and at Anna Pavlovna's they listen to me."
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VIII
5  Seeing him, Kutuzov's malevolent and caustic expression softened, as if admitting that what was being done was not his adjutant's fault, and still not answering the Austrian adjutant, he addressed Bolkonski.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XV
6  The latter in Pierre's presence had ceased to be caustic, and his face expressed perplexity as to what Julie's smile might mean.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XVII
7  Her new clothes were the subject of caustic comment.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XII
8  "A fine midwife your Prissy will make," Scarlett remarked caustically.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
Example Sentence:
1  The critic's caustic remarks angered the hapless actors who were the subjects of his sarcasm.
2  Tynan's reviews were noted for their caustic attacks and general tone of truculence.
3  Remember that this is caustic; use gloves or a spoon.