Sentence Examples


  • It was one of his most trenchant utterances, full of fancy, wit, eloquence and elevated thought.
  • The work consists of brief, vigorous and trenchant delineations of moral types, which contain a most valuable picture of the life of his time.
  • This trenchant analysis is, however, not universally admitted.
  • Mill was earnestly opposed to the transfer, and the documents in which he substantiated the proud boast for the Company that "few governments, even under far more favourable circumstances, have attempted so much for the good of their subjects or carried so many of their attempts to a beneficial issue," and exposed the defects of the proposed new government, are models of trenchant and dignified pleading.
  • It would be necessary to enter; but the trenchant way in which he showed that the " Passereaux "-a group of which Cuvier had said, " Son caractere semble d'abord purement negatif," and had then failed to define the limitsdiffered so completely from every other assemblage, while maintaining among its own innumerable members an almost perfect essential homogeneity, is very striking, and shows how admirably he could grasp his subject.