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Word: incisive

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


Sentences Containing 'incisive'

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.
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.
I asked, keenly interested, as I always was, by my friend's incisive reasoning.

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