His perception was still exceptionally alert, its acuteness left over, apparently, from the earlier days of pain and jealousy.
Anglique felt that with all her acuteness she did not comprehend the Intendant.
In this letter, Randal, despite all his acuteness, could not detect the honest compunction of the writer.
John could not help but smile at the acuteness of the question.
The acuteness of the early observers enabled them to single out the more important of the wanderers which we now call planets.
I leave time and method of explanation to your own judgment and acuteness.
He pined away under the acuteness of his sufferings, and just after the news came to him that his daughter Mary was born, he died.
The acuteness of the pain in his head set his mind almost wandering.
He was taken immediately to the hospital, and no one can imagine the acuteness of his sufferings, after he became sensible.
Men like the problem that they fancy they have unravelled by their own acuteness.
late 14c., originally of fevers and diseases, "coming and going quickly" (opposed to a chronic), from Latin acutus "sharp, pointed," figuratively "shrill, penetrating; intelligent, cunning," past participle of acuere "sharpen" (see acuity). Meaning "sharp, irritating" is from early 15c. Meaning "intense" is from 1727. Related: Acutely; acuteness.
acute a·cute (ə-kyōōt')
Pointed at the end; sharp.
Of or relating to a disease or a condition with a rapid onset and a short, severe course.
Of or relating to a patient afflicted with such a disease.