Usage examples for sharpness

  1. Now the sharpness of Dagger Bill's eyes was something terrible. – Children of the Wild by Charles G. D. Roberts
  2. After the surrender, Lee's Inspector General said to Ord, To the sharpness of that fight, the cutting off of Lee's army at Appomattox was probably owing. – The Fourth Massachusetts Cavalry in the Closing Scenes of the War for the Maintenance of the Union, from Richmond to Appomatox by William B. Arnold Edward T. Bouvé Lasalle Corbell Pickett
  3. For the works that followed upon The Major Key he had inevitably to accept conditions the reverse of brilliant, at a time too when the strain upon his resources had begun to show sharpness. – Embarrassments by Henry James
  4. Dawson said with a sharpness he didn't realize was in his voice. – Dave Dawson at Casablanca by Robert Sydney Bowen
  5. Sharpness, a sudden ring of hope edged his voice. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930 by Various
  6. At five o'clock, with sufficient sharpness, Ralph Newton got out of a Hansom cab at the door of Alexandrina Cottage. – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  7. The recalled town- sense, with its sharpness of observation, persisted. – The Garden Of Allah by Robert Hichens
  8. Startled by the suddenness and sharpness of the cry, Charley stood without moving, and was surprised to see his brother pick up one of the wet bricks in both hands, and dash it upon the ground immediately in front of where they were walking. – On the Pampas by G. A. Henty
  9. They said nothing to that; and he spoke again, with some sharpness. – Oddsfish! by Robert Hugh Benson
  10. The folds of light and shadow everywhere were satin- rich; shadows perforce of blackness had light in them, and the light a sword- like sharpness over their edges. – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  11. Martin, said Margery, with a good deal of sharpness in her voice, I want you to take down this hammock and carry it away. – The Associate Hermits by Frank R. Stockton
  12. It is idle, father, said Irene, with some sharpness of tone, to make an issue like this. – After the Storm by T. S. Arthur
  13. " Well, Everett," Sally returned, with some sharpness. – Concerning Sally by William John Hopkins
  14. His closely cropped curly hair accentuated the lines of a profile already inclined to sharpness, just as his red lips enhanced the surrounding paleness of his complexion. – The Passionate Elopement by Compton Mackenzie
  15. I felt a little ashamed and replied with some sharpness: Let her remain. – The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore
  16. His mother's note of angry lamentation, in strange accordance with his feelings at that moment, condoned the sharpness of her words, which hardly reached him. – The Valley of the Kings by Marmaduke Pickthall
  17. " Excuse my sharpness," she resumed at last. – Roderick Hudson by Henry James
  18. She was a little sickly old lady, her head shaking, as with palsy, somewhat deaf, but still shrewd and sharp, rendered mechanically so by long habits of shrewdness and sharpness. – Kenelm Chillingly, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton