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cut

1. verb To stop doing something. You better cut these antics before your father gets home. Cut the eye-rolling, will you?
2. verb To make a recording of something, usually musical. Our band is going out to LA to cut a demo.
3. noun A portion of the profits from something, such as a business venture. I better get a cut of this deal—I came up with the original concept!
4. noun A single song on an album or other compilation. Here's a cut from their latest record.
5. adjective, slang Circumcised. Guys who aren't cut can be self-conscious.
6. adjective, slang Having well-defined muscles, especially the abdominals. Did you see that lifeguard with his shirt off? He's really cut!
7. adjective, slang Drunk. Do you remember last night at the bar at all? You were really cut!

cutting

1. Mean-spirited. Oh, I stopped listening to Drew a long time ago. All he does is make cutting remarks about our family.
2. Sharp or piercing. I buttoned the collar of my coat against the cutting wind.
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"The only man that can do anything for Ireland now is sitting back in Cork," he said cuttingly.
April: (Cuttingly) Haven't you found him yet--deeyer!
Yet it is to Kelley's credit as well that this sympathy doesn't come at the expense of the shortcomings; we see Mitchell clearly throughout, flaws and all, with any sympathy we feel held in balance by these flaws, dem is a strong piece of work, one that parodies white society succinctly and cuttingly.
The poetic technique operates in such a seamless and unassuming way that it's easy to overlook: I'm thinking of how the rhetorical argument relentlessly pushes the voice to its heart-rending conclusion, as in a Shakespeare sonnet (And yet; But really), of the shapely, symmetrical six-line stanzas with their cuttingly abbreviated second and fifth lines, of the timely, ferocious progression of triple adjectives in the fourth line ("Her undressed, operated-on, dressed body") that Lowell also made one of his signatures (your old-fashioned tirade, he writes in "Man and Wife," loving, rapid, merciless--breaks like the Atlantic Ocean on my head).
Rous and Boutbien were fierce enemies of the Mollet leadership -- Boutbien said cuttingly of Mollet in April 1948:
It was Lydia Davis's 1986 Break It Down, a book of very short, notably more experimental, more intellectual,(*) and more cuttingly ironic stories than were prominent at the time.
Lately, I have been reading Malcolm Muggeridge, a former Fabian and cuttingly articulate journalist, who found Roman Catholicism in retirement.
Those words fell, most cuttingly, on the skin of non-white francophones and on First Nations people living in Quebec.
Writing almost fifty years ago in response to Stanley Edgar Hyman's formidable The Armed Vision : A Study in the Methods of Modern Literary Criticism, Randall Jarrell cuttingly remarked that 'An Encyclopedia of Pseudo-Sciences might define critical method as "the systematic (q.
But, of course, you at least will die an honest man," he adds cuttingly.
Here and there occurs a knowing line or two, as when Snodgrass asks himself cuttingly in one poem, "What liberates the heart like treachery?," or when, in another, he voices open skepticism about human nature: "Tell me about the Brotherhood of Man; / From what I've seen inside this family, / I'll take an enemy any time I can." Unfortunately, these scattered cynical insights do not lead toward truthfulness; they lead instead toward more artifice, more playful experimentation with form, more clever use of the poet's own initials "W.D." as a commanding authorial presence, and, especially, more flippant echoes of greater writers.
(Reagan himself, though certainly no intellectual, is apparently a faithful reader of National Review and a longstanding social friend of Buckley's, not least because Buckley's New York high society side is immensely appealing to Nancy Reagan.) The figure of the elegant, cultivated, slightly sneering, cuttingly witty conservative--the joyful crusader against the drones who guard the political orthodoxy--was invented by Buckley, and it has been endlessly copied.
They refused to accept Jesus as the Messiah and were cuttingly described by the New Testament writers.
Responding to the interview one person wrote cuttingly: "Heidi Montag's response to being asked about the lack of diversity on The Hills is precisely what you would expect."
(She never put it quite so cuttingly, but this is what she was getting at.) But the truth was, take away the crooked mouth of my hangover and I felt like I'd lost my virginity, like the world was new.