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synonyms for sharpening

  • hone
  • whet
  • acuminate
  • dress
  • edge
  • file
  • grind
  • stroke
  • strop
  • taper
  • make acute
  • make sharp
  • put a point on
  • put an edge on
  • sharp
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antonyms for sharpening

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  • blunt
  • dull
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How to use sharpening in a sentence

And indeed for most young men a college thesis is but an exercise for sharpening the wits, rarely dangerous in its later effects.
THE EVE OF THE REVOLUTIONCARL BECKER
While thus engaged Uncle Dick came in and began sharpening his knife at the fireplace.
A VIRGINIA SCOUTHUGH PENDEXTER
Across the fields came the sharpening of a scythe, the cry of the grasshoppers, and the sound of a mill-wheel arose near by.
WHEN VALMOND CAME TO PONTIAC, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
Sharpening a stick, they pressed it into the sand as they walked along, and wherever it entered easily they would dig.
FAMOUS ADVENTURES AND PRISON ESCAPES OF THE CIVIL WARVARIOUS
He approved of Parpon, and never lost a chance of sharpening his humour on the dwarf's impish whetstone of a tongue.
WHEN VALMOND CAME TO PONTIAC, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
After arranging his paper and sharpening a quill, Marius leant back in the comfortable chair and fell into a happy musing.
THE RAKE'S PROGRESSMARJORIE BOWEN
Grind the base of the tang into a knife blade for sharpening pencils, shaving chalk, opening envelopes, etc.
THE BOY MECHANIC, BOOK 2VARIOUS
Taylor shouted, his own recent experience sharpening his wits.
COLONIAL BORNG. FIRTH SCOTT
There are plenty of angles already in the world, without sharpening hers.'
THE HEIR OF REDCLYFFECHARLOTTE M. YONGE
Another point on which I wish to give my impressions is the act of the cat in what is termed "sharpening its claws."
OUR CATS AND ALL ABOUT THEMHARRISON WEIR
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WORDS RELATED TO SHARPENING

  • cutting
  • erosive
  • grinding
  • polishing
  • rough
  • scratching
  • scratchy
  • sharpening
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