Thesaurus / acerbity

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB

No acerbity has lingered among these descendants of the austere parishioners of Oberlin.
IN THE HEART OF VOSGESMATILDA BETHAM-EDWARDS
“I would have thought her mother should have kept her in order,” said Rachel with acerbity.
CLARE AVERYEMILY SARAH HOLT
The fancy did not touch Paul at the time, but he remembered afterwards how swiftly the acerbity of her manner faded.
DESPAIR'S LAST JOURNEYDAVID CHRISTIE MURRAY
"You have promised me," he began, with a note of acerbity in his voice.
THE GREEN RUSTEDGAR WALLACE
Instead of heeding this witness she went on with acerbity: "It might surely have occurred to you that something would come up."
WHAT MAISIE KNEWHENRY JAMES
Now, she spoke with some acerbity in her voice, which could at will be wondrous soft and low.
WITHIN THE LAWMARVIN DANA
The judge was taken off his guard by the inconsistent levity, and demanded the meaning of the term with acerbity.
THE LINCOLN STORY BOOKHENRY L. WILLIAMS
He also begged--with a slight touch of acerbity--that now that he had joined them he too might be made use of.
LADY MERTON, COLONISTMRS. HUMPHRY WARD
"I have no doubt he is a thief," continued Aunt Maria, with acerbity.
PHIL THE FIDDLERHORATIO ALGER, JR.
"I was thinking of her losing me," replied Mr. Chalk, with a touch of acerbity.

WORDS RELATED TO ACERBITY

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