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shrewd
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David Copperfield
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  • Of my friend Heep,’ said Mr. Micawber, ’who is a man of remarkable shrewdness, I desire to speak with all possible respect.
  • ’Now, mind!’ she exclaimed, turning back on her way to the door, and looking shrewdly at me, with her forefinger up again.
  • Some people trifled with her as a mere oddity, he said; but she was as shrewdly and sharply observant as anyone he knew, and as long-headed as she was short-armed.
  • ’Oh my stars and what’s-their-names!’ she went on, clapping a hand on each of her little knees, and glancing shrewdly at me, ’I’m of too full a habit, that’s the fact, Steerforth.
  • In this rough clothing, with a common mariner’s telescope under his arm, and a shrewd trick of casting up his eye at the sky as looking out for dirty weather, he was far more nautical, after his manner, than Mr. Peggotty.
  • My aunt, though I saw that her shrewdest observation was concentrated on her new guest, had more useful possession of her wits than either of us; for she held him in conversation, and made it necessary for him to talk, whether he liked it or not.

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

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