Definitions

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  • adjective Having a sharp point or edge.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of sharpen.

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

  • adjective made sharp or sharper
  • adjective having the point made sharp

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Examples

  • His expression sharpened and his eyes began to glitter with a dangerous light as he leaned into her until his face was mere inches from hers.

    A PROPER AFFAIR

  • He blinked and his expression sharpened, looking around him, taking in the empty room without comprehension.

    The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters

  • Old Corbet did not answer him, but turning round to the baronet, who was not then in a capacity to hear or observe anything apart from the terrible convulsions of agony he was suffering, he looked upon him, his keen old eyes in a blaze, his lips open and their expression sharpened by the derisive and satanic triumph that was legible in the demon sneer which kept them apart.

    The Black Baronet; or, The Chronicles Of Ballytrain The Works of William Carleton, Volume One

  • Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche often used the analogy that receiving an empowerment is like being given a sword, while receiving subsequent permission is like having that sword sharpened for more effective use.

    5 Alternative Kalachakra

  • We go on like this a bit until I have a knife defined as a sharpened metal blade with some sort of handle, used to cut with.

    Knife-Shaped Objects

  • We go on like this a bit until I have a knife defined as a sharpened metal blade with some sort of handle, used to cut with.

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  • Ah-now he was actually being taken seriously, he saw with grim satisfaction as his father's expression sharpened dramatically.

    The Bellini Bride

  • Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche often used the analogy that receiving an empowerment is like being given a sword, while receiving subsequent permission is like having that sword sharpened for more effective use.

    Taking the Kalachakra Initiation ��� 5 Alternative Kalachakra

  • The disapproving expression sharpened into accusation.

    Captives Of The Night

  • That his armor was polished, his sword sharpened, and that his horse was glossy and fed and newly shod.

    The Dragons of Krynn

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