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sharp

1. Music
a. denoting a note that has been raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone
b. (of an instrument, voice, etc.) out of tune by being or tending to be too high in pitch
2. Music
a. an accidental that raises the pitch of the following note by one chromatic semitone.
b. a note affected by this accidental
3. any medical instrument with sharp point or edge, esp a hypodermic needle

Sharp

Cecil (James). 1859--1924, British musician, best known for collecting, editing, and publishing English folk songs

sharp

(character)
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I had little objection to his being seen by Herbert or his father, for both of whom I had a respect; but I had the sharpest sensitiveness as to his being seen by Drummle, whom I held in contempt.
At the sharpest hazards of trail and river and famine, the message was that other men might die, but that he would pull through triumphant.
According to this sharpest of observers and deepest of thinkers, if a man during his period of activity is alive, so is a machine when in operation.
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