Usage examples for trenchant

  1. Then they ride to meet each other, and strike upon each other's shield great blows with their sharp and trenchant swords. – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  2. Asher Israelit, less trenchant but equally effective, exhorted crowds to repentance. – The Haskalah Movement in Russia by Jacob S. Raisin