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How to use acerb in a sentence

The fruit remains acerb and hard; the tree declines to be "ameliorated" for the good of mankind.
PRAIRIE GOLDVARIOUS
She denied that stenographers could ever form a union, but she could not answer his acerb, “Why not?”
THE JOBSINCLAIR LEWIS
Thereupon followed a soft discussion that was as near being acerb as nails are near velvet paws.
VITTORIA, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH

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estivateverb (used without object) | [es-tuh-veyt ]SEE DEFINITION