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But the ardour of the disciple pressed objections home with a trenchancy that is very unlike the sage distillations of the master.

The trenchancy with which his atheist urges his reasoning, proves that the writer was fully alive to its force.

Still, trenchancy whether in speaker or writer is a most effective tone for a large public.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "cutting, sharp," from Old French trenchant "cutting, sharp," present participle of trenchier "to cut" (see trench). Figurative sense is recorded from c.1600.

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