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acute

1. Maths
a. (of an angle) less than 90°
b. (of a triangle) having all its interior angles less than 90°
2. of a disease
a. arising suddenly and manifesting intense severity
b. of relatively short duration
3. (of a hospital, hospital bed, or ward) intended to accommodate short-term patients with acute illnesses

acute

[ə′kyüt]
(biology)
Ending in a sharp point.
(medicine)
Referring to a disease or disorder of rapid onset, short duration, and pronounced symptoms.
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Of a rather turbulent description, it would seem; for her nightcap had been knocked off in the scuffle, and she was on her knees upon the floor, making a strange revelation of blue and yellow curl- papers, straggling locks of hair, tags of staylaces, and strings of it's impossible to say what; panting for breath, clasping her hands, turning her eyes upwards, shedding abundance of tears, and exhibiting various other symptoms of the acutest mental suffering.
Bumble to understand that, from the violent and sanguinary onset of Oliver Twist, he had sustained severe internal injury and damage, from which he was at that moment suffering the acutest torture.
With winger Heintz seemingly scoring at will from the acutest of angles and the back-court power of Bastit and Dawid Miozga combining with Lamb's opportunism, a 12-8 half-time advantage for the Vikings was never under threat.
Calvary and Gethsemane are symbols that stand for how acutest anguish opens up, inwardly and invisibly, the abyss of transcendent mystery in the core of every spiritually self-aware soul.
Akashdeep dodged defenders before goal- keeper Piet Noordam came rushing in and was almost successful in thwarting him but the Indian forward just managed to evade him and score from acutest of angles through a diving reverse flick.
The end of the passage demonstrates Augustine's anti-Pelagian and anti-Manichean intentions: "How will they be able to attribute to him a previous life of so disgraceful a character that he deserved to be born a fatuus, and at the same time of so highly meritorious a character as to entitle him to a preference in the award of the grace of Christ over many men of the acutest intellect?
The third goal when it did come was Wimbledon circa 1987, Jamie Head's long clearance flicked on by Frater and Roache firing a second past Cooper from the acutest of angles.
It was her voice that made The sky acutest at its vanishing.
And even where the need is acutest in Darfur, UNAMID refuses to challenge Khartoum's humanitarian blockades.
I think it is very important that our key ministries, our foreign ministries and agencies, work together to resolve the acutest issues of the modern world.
Almost two decades ago, to bolster Kilimnik's Artforum cover girl debut, Rhonda Lieberman, in one of the acutest takes on KK or any artist of her generation, discerned Kilimnik's "extreme openness," her tendency "to take things at face value," as key to her disturbing force: "Whenever art and thought truly reflect the affective state of the media and do not pretend to take an 'objective' moralizing position outside it (which instantly makes them irrelevant), they begin to look like the work of the devil.
Therefore, the lingering economic slump is now the acutest euro area woe.