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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv incisively in a precise manner "she always expressed herself precisely"
    • adv incisively in an incisive manner "he was incisively critical"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • incisively In an incisive, sharp, or penetrating manner; penetratingly; trenchantly; sharply; acutely.
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  • Emily Dickinson
    “Surgeons must be very careful. When they take the knife!, underneath their fine incisions, stirs the Culprit -- Life!”


In literature:

The younger man had dropped all his dry, official precision, his incisive abruptness, his reticence.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
The language in which she expressed herself, too, was cold and almost incisive.
"Don Orsino" by F. Marion Crawford
We purchased a young mule to make the experiment upon; an incision was made in its shoulder, and the poison inserted under the skin.
"The Mission" by Frederick Marryat
They also burn or make incisions in their cheeks, near the cheek-bone.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 14" by Robert Kerr
Mariette did not take the trouble to lower her hard incisive voice as she told her sister the brief story of the revolution in Berlin.
"The White Morning" by Gertrude Atherton
The roots have started to develop at this incision of the stem.
"The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming." by Ellen Eddy Shaw
Incised ware, geometric patterns white rubbed in.
"How to Observe in Archaeology" by Various
One stone bears an incised cross originally filled with some coloured composition.
"The Cathedral Church of Peterborough" by W.D. Sweeting
Chip, usually so incisively clear as to his intentions and his duties, waited irresolutely and dodged missiles along with the rest of them.
"The Happy Family" by Bertha Muzzy Bower
MONUMENTAL BRASSES and SLABS: an Historical and Descriptive Notice of the Incised Monumental Memorials of the Middle Ages.
"Notes & Queries, No. 30. Saturday, May 25, 1850" by Various
Peel as many onions as are required, making an incision crossways on the top, and put in a baking-dish with 1/2 oz.
"The Allinson Vegetarian Cookery Book" by Thomas R. Allinson
He spoke in the normal tones of the ordinary human, very coldly and incisively.
"Jaffery" by William J. Locke
The circle and cross are often incised on bronze images of Dispater.
"The Religion of the Ancient Celts" by J. A. MacCulloch
Incised lines quartering, etc.
"American Antiquities" by Wm. B. Norman
For the most part Ruxton listened, as was his way, and only occasionally interpolated a shrewd, incisive question.
"The Men Who Wrought" by Ridgwell Cullum
All the dominant tones of this newly washed coastal region were distinct and incisive.
"Jungle Peace" by William Beebe
Many incisions are cut nearly parallel to each other.
"Alone with the Hairy Ainu" by A. H. Savage Landor
His duty it was to make incisions in the back of the aspirant for honors.
"The Indians' Last Fight" by Dennis Collins
We then made an incision through the skin, muscles, and peritoneum.
"The American Reformed Cattle Doctor" by George Dadd
Babylon; a bowl and a stela of storm-god, both with incised inscriptions; doubtless spoil of war or tribute brought from Syria.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 5" by Various

In poetry:

Why the groove?
Why the lovely, bivalve roundnesses?
Why the ripple down the sphere?
Why the suggestion of incision?
"Peach" by D H Lawrence
One is incisive, corrosive:
Two retorts, nettled, curt, crepitant;
Three makes rejoinder, expansive, explosive;
Four overbears them all, strident and strepitant,
Five… O Danaides, O Sieve!
"Master Hugues Of Saxe-Gotha" by Robert Browning
My world is pyramid. The padded mummer
Weeps on the desert ochre and the salt
Incising summer.
My Egypt's armour buckling in its sheet,
I scrape through resin to a starry bone
And a blood parhelion.
"My World Is Pyramid" by Dylan Thomas
Fond man, that canst believe her blood
Will from those purple channels flow;
Or that the pure untainted flood
Can any foul distemper know;
Or that thy weak steel can incise
The crystal case wherein it lies:
"Celia Bleeding, To the Surgeon" by Thomas Carew

In news:

Is Single- Incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Really Beneficial.
Elastomeric Single Incision Laparoscopy Kit.
SurgiQuest, Inc introduces its new line of advanced 5 mm AnchorPort® Trocars for indication of use as a Single Incision Laparoscopy Kit (SILK).
Single- Incision Laparoscopy With New Instrumentation.
SurgiQuest's Ultra Low Profile AnchorPort® SIL Kit is used to perform a laparoscopic single incision cholecystectomy.
Making An Incision In The Medical Market.
Baroque Pop and Incisive Lyircs.
'Argo' is a ripping yarn and an incisive Hollywood comedy of mischief (A).
Honestly, Todd Snider's one of America's most incisive songwriters.
Is Single-Incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Really Beneficial.
A curmudgeonly New Yorker discovers his inner feminist in Ellmann's incisive, witty sixth novel (after Doctors & Nurses).
Anyone who has read Derb in our pages knows he's a deeply literate, funny, and incisive writer.
A musically incisive nerd-punk who makes instrumental music inspired by video game soundtracks.
"We see a big difference between incision and laparoscopic procedures, " Dr Fourman said.
Risks with the robotic procedure include bleeding, infection, damage to other structures, and leaks from the incision.

In science:

The random potentials V = {vjk }ν i (yi ) are assured by appropriate incisions in the probability space Rν .
Quasi-periodic solutions of nonlinear random Schr\"odinger equations
Assume ǫ is small so that H has A.L. (1.17) is provided by using (A5-7) and restricting to the appropriate probability subspace, (2.10) and a direct incision in the frequency space.
Quasi-periodic solutions of nonlinear random Schr\"odinger equations
As in [BW], we need to perform an incision in the frequency space, in order that inside any Λ(N ) ∈ E R(N ), there are at most N 1− pair-wise disjoint bad elementary regions at scale N0, where N 1− means N a (0 < a < 1).
Quasi-periodic solutions of nonlinear random Schr\"odinger equations
We make separate incisions in the probability space and the frequency space.
Quasi-periodic solutions of nonlinear random Schr\"odinger equations
We first make incisions in the probability space.
Quasi-periodic solutions of nonlinear random Schr\"odinger equations
Given two elementary regions Λ1 (N ′ ), Λ2 (N ′ ), we say that they are convex-disjoint if their convex envelops are disjoint. (This is in order that we have (4.23-4.25) at our disposal.) To control the number of bad elementary regions at scale N0, we now make additional incisions in the frequency space.
Quasi-periodic solutions of nonlinear random Schr\"odinger equations
To obtain the first estimate in (5.26), we make direct incisions in the frequency space.
Quasi-periodic solutions of nonlinear random Schr\"odinger equations
The use of beam polarization is particularly incisive in separating complex composite observables into quantities with a direct relation to the parameters in the underlying Lagrangian.
Linear Collider Physics Resource Book for Snowmass 2001 - Part 1: Introduction
In almost all cases, the LEP limits are close to the kinematic limit allowed by the collider. A collider operating above the pair production threshold will be able to accumulate a large sample of events (70,000 events per unit of R in a 200 fb−1 sample at 500 GeV) and make incisive measurements.
Linear Collider Physics Resource Book for Snowmass 2001 - Part 1: Introduction
Through his own ma jor research contributions, his gentle yet incisive questioning and his selfless encouragement of others, Peter had a lasting influence on every aspect of this meeting and on most of the contributors.
Particles and Fields in Radio Galaxies: A Summary
Supersymmetry and the linear collider are a near perfect fit — it is difficult to envision a richer linear collider program than that provided by the superpartner spectrum, and it is hard to imagine a more incisive tool for studying supersymmetry than the linear collider.
Supersymmetry and the Linear Collider
Briefly, under microscopic magnification, the anterior neck was opened with a midline vertical incision, and the underlying submandibular gland dissected.
Post-ischaemic treatment with the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor nimesulide reduces blood-brain barrier disruption and leukocyte infiltration following transient focal cerebral ischaemia in rats
In the supine position, a midline ventral incision was made in the neck.
Time course of oxidative damage in different brain regions following transient cerebral ischemia in gerbils
The incision was closed and the occluding suture was left in place until sacrificing the animals.
Effects of pyruvate administration on infarct volume and neurological deficits following permanent focal cerebral ischemia in rats
Nevertheless, Wolfgang Pauli’s famous statement about the neutrino comes to mind: I have done a terrible thing: I have postulated a particle that cannot be detected! Sometimes it seems that inflation is an idea that cannot be tested, or tested incisively.
The Cosmic Microwave Background for Pedestrians: A Review for Particle and Nuclear Physicists