a shrewd swindler.
a professional gambler.
- Also sharpie.
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How to use sharper in a sentence
An evenly split Senate also is one in which individual concerns that might deviate from a party caucus come into sharper relief.Is the choice for Democrats Joe Manchin or the minority? | Philip Bump | February 25, 2021 | Washington Post
New positioning technologies have already changed the way we farm, transport goods, and navigate our world, and the latest improvements will bring that world into even sharper focus.Hyper-accurate positioning is rolling out worldwide | Katie McLean | February 24, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
The higher the quality of tool and the sharper the blade, the better.It’s tree-pruning season. Here’s how to do it without resorting to ‘crape murder.’ | Adrian Higgins | January 27, 2021 | Washington Post
Ground clearance is higher on the Bronco, and it can make sharper turns.
Higher-quality tablets are often in the 2048x1536 range, which is a notably sharper resolution.Best Android tablet: Find the right device for you | Eric Alt | December 17, 2020 | Popular-Science
Just ask Darren sharper what happens if your sporting career suddenly falters.Jameis Winston Cleared of Rape Like Every Other College Sports Star | Robert Silverman | December 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As part of the writing team on Blazing Saddles, he gave its parody of the Western a sharper political edge.How Richard Pryor Beat Bill Cosby and Transformed America | David Yaffe, Scott Saul | December 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
For an even sharper example, consider what just happened to Barack Obama.What Republicans Need Right Now Is a Good Internal Fight | James Poulos | November 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And it gave this Anakonda a sharper bite than those that have gone before.Shocked by Ukraine Violence, NATO Prepares to Face Down Putin | Leo Cendrowicz | October 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
For the 60 million people who watched the debate, the contrast of the candidates could not have been sharper.CNN ’60s Series Looks at How the Kennedy-Nixon Debate Changed TV | Scott Porch | May 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But sharper and closer anxieties than any connected with rights to lands and homes were pressing upon Alessandro and Ramona.Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
A child was crying, sharply, rebelliously; a womans sharper voice was breaking in upon it.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline | Jennie M. Drinkwater
If Maria does not take care, I shall write a much sharper invective against her, for not answering my Diabolical book.Private Letters of Edward Gibbon (1753-1794) Volume 1 (of 2) | Edward Gibbon
For where others feel the tragedy of suffering, the pure in heart realize with an infinitely sharper pain the tragedy of guilt.Marriage la mode | Mrs. Humphry Ward
They are generalities, and we should like, in view of what has to be told, something sharper and more detailed.A Thin Ghost and Others | M. R. (Montague Rhodes) James
British Dictionary definitions for sharper
a person who cheats or swindles; fraud
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