INCISIVE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of INCISIVE
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 a.  penetrating, clear, and sharp, as in operation or expression
Classic Sentence:
1  Forty teeth, namely twenty-four grinders, four eye-teeth, and twelve incisive.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II
2  Our visitor glanced with some apparent surprise at the languid, lounging figure of the man who had been no doubt depicted to him as the most incisive reasoner and most energetic agent in Europe.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In I. A Scandal in Bohemia
3  That cold, incisive, ironical voice could belong to but one man in all the world.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 12. Death on the Moor
4  It was he who at once, in an incisive and positive tone, opened the conversation.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
5  "Miss Bart remains here," his wife rejoined incisively.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
6  He began with making a crucial incision on me from the navel to the clavicula.
Candide By Voltaire
Context  Highlight   In XXVIII
7  She saw me stretched out upon the table with my crucial incision.
Candide By Voltaire
Context  Highlight   In XXVIII
8  When we stopped the operation, he attended to Lucy, whilst I applied digital pressure to my own incision.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER X
Example Sentence:
1  She picked up the gauntlet in her incisive Keynote Address to the Conference.
2  Despite occasional patches of purple prose, the book is mostly clear and incisive.
3  His incisive remarks made us see the fallacy in our plans.
4  After the incision is healed, he can resume normal activities, but should avoid contact sports unless he has special permission from his doctor.
5  Through this incision, the abdominal cavity is distended with carbon dioxide gas.
6  In light of the above, it is an object of the present invention to provide a device and a method which can superficially incise prepared meat products .