Example sentences for: incisive

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

  • If your writer had been really incisive, she might have raised questions in the opposite direction: Do big advances like the one Stephanopoulos received increase the pressure on him to include some--perhaps false--"revelation" that can be used in promoting the book?

  • In this sober, incisive, and riveting book, a well-documented history rather than a novelistic evocation of the man himself, Roudinesco cannot conceal her dismay that Lacan was not better behaved, more temperate in his appetites, less baroque in his provocations.

  • Richard Romley, the district attorney for Maricopa County ( which includes metropolitan Phoenix), was perhaps the most incisive of those who testified before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing early this month.

  • Denis Diderot has much to say about dress in the theater, and Honoré de Balzac wrote an incisive treatise on neckties, among his many essays on elegance.

  • In life, Ephron is evidently incisive, but she doesn't have a good director's insight into the minutiae of human interaction.


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