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shrewd
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  • Polly, of course, flirted with the young men but Mrs. Mooney, who was a shrewd judge, knew that the young men were only passing the time away: none of them meant business.
  • Jimmy had a respect for his father’s shrewdness in business matters and in this case it had been his father who had first suggested the investment; money to be made in the motor business, pots of money.
  • The part of mother presented to her no insuperable difficulties and for twenty-five years she had kept house shrewdly for her husband.
  • She stopped, as if she were communing with the past and then said shrewdly: "Mind you, I noticed there was something queer coming over him latterly.

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

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