The individual whose visual organs while the above was going on were at this juncture commencing to exhibit symptoms of animation was as astute if not astuter than any man living and anybody that conjectured the contrary would have found themselves pretty speedily in the wrong shop.
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Astute investors spread their risk instead of investing all their money in just one thing.
The astute agent realized that the small print in the contract could severely hurt his client’s bank account.