Example sentences for: acerbic

How can you use “acerbic” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • With what acerbic suavity would he have retorted to Katherina's “..

  • Robert Dole had the title New Dole Lite bestowed upon him because he was perceived to be “less acerbic [and] more personal [ sic ]” than he previously had been ( Time , November 16, 1987).

  • What made her famous is that she did all these things in one lifetime, like a paper doll that comes with different costumes for different vocations (the girl about town, the war correspondent, the ambassador); that she did them all and was beautiful; that she did them all in a perfumed cloud of scandal and glamour, trailed by many lovers and by gossip that she herself stoked with her acerbic tongue and her thirst for celebrity.

  • Small, gnomelike, with an acerbic, high-pitched voice, he was a tramp scholar who, in a peripatetic life on the fringes, became a recognized authority on Seminole fabrics, Ukrainian Easter eggs, and the ubiquity of string figures in the world's cultures.

  • Brodkey began to write an acerbic column about life and letters for the New York Observer , and it was said that this new diversion proved he would never finish the novel.


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