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  • n. Plural form of sharp.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of sharp.


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  • Another difference between squares and sharps is how they approach betting on game day.

    Chris Maloney: Don't Be A Square: 10 Tips For Betting On Football

  • Mrs. Burrell says, Let's open the meeting by singing, "How Firm a Foundation" but Mrs. Ducker says, Oh, don't take that, it's in sharps; take "Nearer, Still Nearer" – it's in flats, and Maudie can handle the flats better.

    The Second Chance

  • My bags were taken behind the glassed-in nurse's station and checked for potential weapons of self-destruction referred to as "sharps" - razors, scissors, mirrors - which were taken away until your departure.

    The Guardian World News

  • Them and their kind, which is to say the sharps who prey on the susceptible.

    A Lady of Expectations

  • Anyway, it is pretty awful, I get panic attacks just being in a room with a "sharps" box.

    I get orifice work done at "both ends": blood EVERYWHERE

  • Not only must the position of the notes on the staff be taken into account, but also many other things, such as sharps and flats, and various characters which give directions as to the manner in which the music is to be played.

    The Science of Human Nature A Psychology for Beginners

  • When the acquiring of information and of technical intellectual skill do not influence the formation of a social disposition, ordinary vital experience fails to gain in meaning, while schooling, in so far, creates only "sharps" in learning -- that is, egoistic specialists.

    democracy and Education : an Introduction to the Philosophy of Education

  • Her experience, from her step-father down to the loafing "sharps" of Seal Bay, had firmly planted in her mind the conviction that the men who haunted the shadows north of 60° were only creatures whose quality of soul dared not display itself in the sunlight of truth and honesty.

    The Heart of Unaga

  • But these scientific 'sharps' are avid for any fact which sustains the particular theory they happen to hold.

    The Shadow World

  • City, had been almost exclusively among the "sharps," gamblers, and their kindred, the projectors and prospectors ever preying on the unwary on the outer wave of progress.

    Warrior Gap A Story of the Sioux Outbreak of '68.


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