acerbity

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a sharp bitterness

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a sharp sour taste

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a rough and bitter manner

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Essentially, it is that Austen's nineteenth-century biographers, beginning with Henry Austen in his 'Biographical Notice' of 1818, prefacing Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, behaved more like hagiographers, whitewashing her and suppressing her miseries and acerbities. Myer wants to counter this, but to do so is to push on an open door: nobody today reads Henry Austen or James Austen-Leigh's Memoir of 1870 without a sceptical awareness that candour is not their prime consideration.
Henry Pelling's treatment of Churchill's Peacetime Ministry seems rather staid after the acerbities of Charmley and the erratic pyrotechnics of Davies.
These acerbities were being exchanged with the outgoing Secretary Colby at exactly the same time as Geddes was discussing with President-elect Harding, in terms of warm friendship, how best Britain and America could cooperate in the future.