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  • adj. superlative form of acute: most acute.


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  • St. Anselm, who has been called the acutest thinker and profoundest theologian of his day, was born in Piedmont about 1032.

    The World's Best Orations, Vol. 1 (of 10)

  • Through a variety of intricate techniques, including the "banana" kick, the "torpedo," the "floater" and the "mongrel," Aussie Rules players can punt with pinpoint accuracy from the acutest angles.

    An Aussie Who Rules at Football

  • A perfectly black object, he contended, would elude and defy the acutest vision.

    Moon Face:The Shadow and the Flash

  • Inwood's idea was that a perfectly black object would "elude and defy the acutest vision," that pure black objects are impossible to see because "If no light strikes upon them, then no light is flung back from them to the eye, and so we have no vision-evidence of their being."

    “. . .all his race rose up before him in a mighty phantasmagoria. . .”

  • For many countries, the conventionally compiled national accounts would need correction, but such a need is acutest where serious deterioration in natural resources is taking place and not captured in the accounts.

    Herman Daly Festschrift~ Hicksian income, welfare, and the steady state

  • Belief in God as omnipotent, he thinks, has three problems: (1) it is at odds with the disorderliness in nature; (2) it yields the acutest form of the theodicy problem; and

    Charles Hartshorne

  • The acutest-ever fuel scarcity in the Nepali markets can be linked to this contradiction.

    Nepal under regressive mafia rule

  • Here, then, for six interminable years, one of the acutest brains in Europe had to interest itself in fraying ipecacuanha and mixing black draughts behind an apothecary's counter.

    Henrik Ibsen

  • But when we look back at present, we see that it was only a stage, the end of the acutest phase of struggle, the commencement of a breathing-time, the date of a makeshift which could not endure.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • Oliver Twist, he had sustained severe internal injury and damage, from which he was at that moment suffering the acutest torture.

    Oliver Twist


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