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Word: incisive

Definition: (appreciatively) cutting; sharp; Ex. incisive remarks; V. incise: make a cut into

Sentences Containing 'incisive'

"Salon"'s Louis Bayard characterized the book as "alternately incisive and gauzy", praising the book for its reporting while critiquing its language as at-times sentimental and its outlook as more optimistic than the facts warrant.
Blog of the Year The award for Blog of the Year will be presented to the third level student who combines incisive writing, creative use of images and design, and regular output to build a compelling blog.
Cyril Washbrook was the Lancastrian half of the Roses partnership, a batsmen noted for his daring hooking and incisive cutting, though he proved a model of self-denial when England needed him.
I asked, keenly interested, as I always was, by my friend's incisive reasoning.
Indeed, apart from the nature of the investigation which my friend had on hand, there was something in his masterly grasp of a situation, and his keen, incisive reasoning, which made it a pleasure to me to study his system of work, and to follow the quick, subtle methods by which he disentangled the most inextricable mysteries.
Magid’s work “is incisive in its poetic questioning of the ethics of human behavior and the hidden political structures of society.
Our visitor glanced with some apparent surprise at the languid, lounging figure of the man who had been no doubt depicted to him as the most incisive reasoner and most energetic agent in Europe.
The back end of the incisive foramina (openings in the front part of the palate), which is located in front of the first molars, is rounded in "V. antsahabensis", but angular in "V. gymnocaudus".
The Forum made its definitive statement of the education system in 1891-93 when it published a series of incisive muckraking articles by Joseph Mayer Rice.
The incisive foramina, openings in the palate before the molars, are short.
The live studio show continued the tradition of live political programming on ITV at the weekend and featured the traditional 'long format' interview as well as incisive debate by key players in politics, the arts and business.
There was a mixture of incisive and light-hearted items, unscripted studio interviews and filmed reports.
Todd Gilchrist from IGN called the film "Unrelenting and brilliant, "Funny Games" is a truly great film – an incisive, artistic triumph that doubles as a remarkably thrilling and unique cinematic experience."

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