"Thank ye kindly," the big man replied with some acerbity, and plunged out into the darkness and rain.
Much annoyed, I answered with some acerbity, bidding her kindly to be gone.
"Of course we like good manners, though they are not your weakness," interrupts his wife, with acerbity.
After a time Mern suggested with acerbity that Craig was incoherent.
Several ladies were in there, buying perfumes, and they looked with acerbity at this disordered dirty female entering among them.
"I have no doubt he is a thief," continued Aunt Maria, with acerbity.
Instead of heeding this witness she went on with acerbity: "It might surely have occurred to you that something would come up."
"And a jolly lot that means to me," retorted Masters, with acerbity.
His acerbity passed away, and in later life was reserved exclusively for official witnesses before parliamentary committees.
"Certainly not that of Evolution," she said with some acerbity.
1570s, from Middle French acerbité, from Latin acerbitatem (nominative acerbitas) "harshness, sharpness, bitterness," from acerbus "bitter to taste, sharp, sour, tart" (related to acer "sharp;" cf. Latin superbus "haughty," from super "above"), from Proto-Italic *akro-po- "sharp," from PIE *ak- "sharp" (see acrid). Earliest use in English is figurative, of "sharp and bitter" persons. Of tastes, from 1610s.