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shrewd
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Persuasion
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  • She is a shrewd, intelligent, sensible woman.
  • "And a very well-spoken, genteel, shrewd lady, she seemed to be," continued he; "asked more questions about the house, and terms, and taxes, than the Admiral himself, and seemed more conversant with business; and moreover, Sir Walter, I found she was not quite unconnected in this country, any more than her husband; that is to say, she is sister to a gentleman who did live amongst us once; she told me so herself: sister to the gentleman who lived a few years back at Monkford.

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

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