Example sentences for: acerbic

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

  • 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.

  • ], who runs Robbie Vinson's Night Line and refers to himself in the third person, is often very unpleasant indeed, and some of the conversations cited in the article (especially one in which a caller was told that if he didn't like Britain he should get out) smack strongly of his acerbic, dyspeptic, often rude manner.

  • 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).

  • Simpson apparently meant to write an acerbic social portrait of America's post-postindustrial revolution, and of the former countercultural baby boomers who lead it.

  • 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.


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