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Usage examples for acrid

  1. And so it was with the acrid pleasure he had promised himself that he said to the visitor, bending over the double handful of gold, " Guess it looks good to you." – The Magnetic North by Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  2. Some gusts of wind arrived, bearing along an acrid odour. – The New Book Of Martyrs by Georges Duhamel
  3. The Rathlain man choked as he swallowed a couple of teeth, and felt his raw lip acrid upon the gap. – Patsy by S. R. Crockett
  4. John Adams said quite openly that there were no religious teachers in Philadelphia to compare with those of Boston and naturally other colonies drew away from the severe and rather acrid righteousness of which he was a type. – Washington and his Comrades in Arms A Chronicle of the War of Independence by George Wrong
  5. Its taste is acrid and bitter. – The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines by T. H. Pardo de Tavera
  6. Across from the Temple Court the fire ruins were still smouldering, and there was an acrid odor of stale smoke in the air. – The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush by Francis Lynde
  7. They caused an acrid burning in his bosom, for they had in them truth, like which no poison stings. – The Marquis of Lossie by George MacDonald
  8. That her mistress should care so much about him added yet an acrid touch to Caley's spite; but she put on her bonnet and went to the mews, to confer with the wife of his lordship's groom, who, although an honest woman, had not yet come within her dislike. – The Marquis of Lossie by George MacDonald
  9. There was a flash and a detonation, the acrid smoke drove into his eyes, and he fell with a crash against the door, which was flung to in front of him. – A Damaged Reputation by Harold Bindloss
  10. She passed out of the door that opened toward the village and met a great acrid gust. – The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James
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