The blow was more than the mind of william sharp could bear.
The scope was mounted on the rifle in our gun shop, most probably by a gunsmith named william sharp.
william sharp gradually dominated, and before long he was accepted generally as literary critic and later as art critic also.
william sharp's explanation to myself—as I believe to others of his friends—was to the same tenor as this posthumous statement.
william sharp of course had to live, while Fiona might die any day.
In the external lore of nature william sharp was exceptionally learned.
“Sordello” was published in 1840,—“a colossal derelict on the ocean of poetry,” as william sharp terms it.
After some weeks the invoice of mahogany barn-doors, price upwards of £30, was forwarded to william sharp.
It was edited by Mr. Brooks and william sharp, and its articles were contributed by seven other people.
william sharp fell desperately in love with the girl, proposed, and was accepted.
Old English scearp "having a cutting edge; pointed; intellectually acute, active, shrewd; keen (of senses); severe; biting, bitter (of tastes)," from Proto-Germanic *skarpaz, literally "cutting" (cf. Old Saxon scarp, Old Norse skarpr, Old Frisian skerp, Dutch scherp, German scharf "sharp"), from PIE *(s)ker- (1) "to cut" (cf. Lettish skarbs "sharp," Middle Irish cerb "cutting;" see shear).
The figurative meaning "acute or penetrating in intellect or perception" was in Old English; hence "keenly alive to one's own interests, quick to take advantage" (1690s). Of words or talk, "cutting, sarcastic," from early 13c. Meaning "distinct in contour" is from 1670s. The adverbial meaning "abruptly" is from 1836; that of "promptly" is first attested 1840. The musical meaning "half step above (a given tone)" is from 1570s. Meaning "stylish" is from 1944, hepster slang, from earlier general slang sense of "excellent" (1940). Phrase sharp as a tack first recorded 1912 (sharp as a needle has been around since Old English). Sharp-shinned attested from 1704 of persons, 1813 of hawks.