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  • Moestitia cor quasi percussum constringitur, tremit et languescit cum acri sensu doloris.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • "Erat Montmorantius animo alacri et prompto, ingenio acri, corpora vivido, somni ac vini parcissimus, negotiis vehementer deditus, etc."

    The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)

  • 'Angustam amice pauperiem pati robustus acri militia puer condiscat et Parthos ferocis vexet eques,' lines which also refer to the resuscitation by Augustus of the citizen-cavalry.

    The Student's Companion to Latin Authors

  • Nam in consule nostro multae bonaeque artes animi et corporis erant, quas omnes avaritia praepediebat; patiens laborum, acri ingenio, satis providens, belli haud ignarus, firmissimus contra pericula et insidias.

    C. Sallusti Crispi De Bello Catilinario Et Jugurthino

  • Philippo_ could stand as an epithet in such a case, and it is clear enough that Ovid is imitating _Aen_ III 13-14 '_terra_ ... acri quondam _regnata Lycurgo'_, as he does at _Her_ X 69' tellus iusto regnata parenti ', _Met_ VIII 623

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • Nam Jugurtha, ut erat impigro atque acri ingenio, ubi naturam P.

    C. Sallusti Crispi De Bello Catilinario Et Jugurthino

  • 'Municipes, Augusta mihi quos Bilbilis acri monte creat, rapidis quem Salo cingit aquis.'

    The Student's Companion to Latin Authors

  • Metelloque Numidia evenerat, acri viro et quamquam adverso populi partium, [251] fama tamen aequabili et inviolata.

    C. Sallusti Crispi De Bello Catilinario Et Jugurthino

  • Yet even this fine outburst is surpassed by the deservedly well-known passage of the third satire, in which Persius appeals to a young man 'who has great possessions' to live earnestly and strenuously (23): udum et molle lutum es, nunc nunc properandus et acri fingendus sine fine rota. sed rure paterno est tibi far modicum, purum et sine labe salinum

    Post-Augustan Poetry From Seneca to Juvenal

  • Any great man might be proud to receive such a tribute as (129) -- tu mitis et acri asperitate carens positoque per omnia fastu inter ut aequales unus numeraris amicos, obsequiumque doces et amorem quaeris amando.

    Post-Augustan Poetry From Seneca to Juvenal

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  • bitter, sour, sharp

    March 18, 2010

  • Are you sure you don't mean acrid?

    March 19, 2010