He Said: One of the sharpest comedy scripts of the year has become… an oddly flat comedy pilot.
Bremmer is one of the sharpest observers of the 21st-century economy.
Hugo von Hofmannsthal was a literary prodigy whom even his sharpest Viennese critics considered a great writer.
“The Japan-China conflict is already one of the sharpest ones in the world,” he said.
And he's one of the sharpest and most irreverent talkers in the film.
Sitting bolt upright in indignant amazement, she rejected the idea in the sharpest scorn.
But this time there was a sting, of the sharpest, in the words themselves.
The point of these songs appears to consist in giving the sharpest rejoinder to each other.
The sharpest of eyes only discern the bluest and gloomiest objects.
He was suffering from the sharpest pain in his pocket he had felt for many a day.
Old English scearp "having a cutting edge; pointed; intellectually acute, active, shrewd; keen (of senses); severe; biting, bitter (of tastes)," from Proto-Germanic *skarpaz, literally "cutting" (cf. Old Saxon scarp, Old Norse skarpr, Old Frisian skerp, Dutch scherp, German scharf "sharp"), from PIE *(s)ker- (1) "to cut" (cf. Lettish skarbs "sharp," Middle Irish cerb "cutting;" see shear).
The figurative meaning "acute or penetrating in intellect or perception" was in Old English; hence "keenly alive to one's own interests, quick to take advantage" (1690s). Of words or talk, "cutting, sarcastic," from early 13c. Meaning "distinct in contour" is from 1670s. The adverbial meaning "abruptly" is from 1836; that of "promptly" is first attested 1840. The musical meaning "half step above (a given tone)" is from 1570s. Meaning "stylish" is from 1944, hepster slang, from earlier general slang sense of "excellent" (1940). Phrase sharp as a tack first recorded 1912 (sharp as a needle has been around since Old English). Sharp-shinned attested from 1704 of persons, 1813 of hawks.