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  • n  keenness and forcefulness of thought or expression or intellect

  • A Pair of Foxes: "Kissinger was touched at once by Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's urbanity and charm during their first meeting in 1973; Sadat liked Kissinger's incisiveness .
  • Miss Hellman's play is the kind a stage cast can really sink its teeth in; and it has been screened with a Broadway kind of incisiveness.
  • Writing with an incisiveness that recalls Conrad, Novelist Matthiessen tells a harsh tale of a parasite and a hostthe one a whining Army goldbricker, the other a strong and .

  • Simon Culhane in Southland Times
    The reason I've gone for Dane is if the conditions are going to be fine I think he adds a wee bit more spark, a little bit more incisiveness from the base,Culhane said. "There isn't much between the two of them. This week Dane's got the...
  • Owen Coyle in Scottish Daily Record
    Coyle added: "Arsene Wenger has always been complimentary towards me, considering I had Burnley once knock his Arsenal team out of the Carling Cup. This is a global club who play the game with pace, power and incisiveness. They are the role model...
  • Katie Hafner in Ottawa Citizen
    Instead of volume, he required nuance,Hafner writes, establishing the motivation behind Gould's search for the perfect piano, "and rather than sustaining power, he needed incisiveness."

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