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sharper

A cheat, swindler, or fraudster. That sharper promised us a huge payout but ended up running off with all our money! She made a living as a card sharper, using sleight of hand to win money off unsuspecting gamblers.
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Her teeth, in the dim, uncertain light, seemed longer and sharper than they had been in the morning.
Her breathing grew stertorous, the mouth opened, and the pale gums, drawn back, made the teeth look longer and sharper than ever.
But if his eyes were broad as the lens of Herschel's great telescope; and his ears capacious as the porches of cathedrals; would that make him any longer of sight, or sharper of hearing?
Their density would not en- able them to understand his sharper point of view.
There were more and sharper words from the man; then a sudden rustle; she had sprung to her feet.
From behind the house came the softly muffled roar of the tide sweeping in, and, with sharper insistence, the whirr of machinery from the boathouse.
But many of us have sharper, more distinct other-personalities.