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  • adv. In an incisive manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an incisive, sharp, or penetrating manner; penetratingly; trenchantly; sharply; acutely.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in an incisive manner
  • adv. in a precise manner


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incisive +‎ -ly


  • The movie is brilliantly scripted by Aaron Sorkin, author of the courtroom drama A Few Good Men and the TV series The West Wing, and incisively directed by David Fincher, whose films (among them Se7en, Fight Club, The Game and Zodiac) show him to be a doubter of outward appearance, a questioner of accepted realities.

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  • Rereading Charlie's TV columns in the Guide from 2000 to 2010, the striking thing is how quickly and incisively he skewered the core of each show, pinpointing either its brilliance or boneheadedness.

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  • "Deus Ex Machina" is also about how market-driven pop culture becomes grotesquely consecrated, but here the message is incisively delivered in a compact story.

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  • On August 25, however, David E. Sanger and William J. Broad, reporters for The New York Times who had been writing incisively about the Khan network for years, produced an article exploring what they described as “the compromises that governments make in the name of national security.”


  • Class divisions have increasingly permeated the nonprofit sector in recent years, a development incisively described by Harvard professor Theda Skocpol in her book, Diminished Democracy.

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  • The "2011 Farmers 'Almanac" says October 4th through 7th will bring clear and incisively chilly weather to the northeast, fair weather to the southeast, a surge of colder air will move in into the south central region, fair chillier weather to the northwest and fair colder weather to the southwest.

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  • Newspapers are doomed p2pnet news view Freedom | P2P: - Daniel Conover incisively suggests that the online newspapers ` apparent formulation of a plan to place all their news behind a paywall constitutes a suicide pact rather than salvation.

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  • As Martha Southgate incisively stated, "within the civil rights movement, white people were the help."

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  • So this exhibition covers the days of Gainsborough to the incisively critical art-world obligations of our own time.

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  • Although the film is not as incisively satirical as Clueless, the comparison is apt.

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