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Word: asperity

Definition: sharpness; roughness; severity (of temper or weather); Ex. asperities of a Russian winter


Sentences Containing 'asperity'

Bear in mind, and let it not escape thy memory, how she receives thee; if she changes colour while thou art giving her my message; if she is agitated and disturbed at hearing my name; if she cannot rest upon her cushion, shouldst thou haply find her seated in the sumptuous state chamber proper to her rank; and should she be standing, observe if she poises herself now on one foot, now on the other; if she repeats two or three times the reply she gives thee; if she passes from gentleness to austerity, from asperity to tenderness; if she raises her hand to smooth her hair though it be not disarranged.
But he was set right there by Mrs. Bennet, who assured him with some asperity that they were very well able to keep a good cook, and that her daughters had nothing to do in the kitchen.
To this, Buckner responded: The asperity of these notes was only superficial; Buckner greeted his old friend warmly when Grant arrived to accept the surrender.

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