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A Midsummer Night's Dream
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  • HELENA O, when she’s angry, she is keen and shrewd: She was a vixen when she went to school; And, though she be but little, she is fierce.
  • FAIRY Either I mistake your shape and making quite, Or else you are that shrewd and knavish sprite Call’d Robin Goodfellow: are not you he That frights the maidens of the villagery; Skim milk, and sometimes labour in the quern, And bootless make the breathless housewife churn; And sometime make the drink to bear no barm; Mislead night-wanderers, laughing at their harm?

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  • She is a shrewd negotiator.
  • She watched him with a shrewd eye.

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