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rapier-like Line breaks: rapier-like

Definition of rapier-like in English:

adjective

Very quick and accurate or incisive: his rapier-like wit a rapier-like crosscourt backhand
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  • His merciless scorn, his blistering sarcasm, his rapier-like thrusts of irony must have made many an opponent squirm.
  • He himself was a good chairman, thanks to his phenomenal memory and his ability to put rapier-like questions which penetrated to the core of the matter.
  • Using his rapier-like jab and speed afoot, Ali earned a lopsided decision in a bout that was physically much tougher than the final outcome indicates.

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