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Sample sentences for the GRE study word asperity

asperity can be used as a noun

1.Holmes" she asked, with a touch of asperity in her voice. - from Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
2."Hold thy tongue, naughty child" answered her mother, with an asperity that she had never permitted to herself before. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
3.Bennet, who assured him with some asperity that they were very well able to keep a good cook, and that her daughters had nothing to do in the kitchen. - from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
4.Needless to say the fumes of his recent orgy spoke then with some asperity in a curious bitter way foreign to his sober state. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
5."How strange," continued the king, with some asperity "the police think that they have disposed of the whole matter when they say, 'A murder has been committed,' and especially so when they can add, 'And we are on the track of the guilty persons.'. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere

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