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The Mill on the Floss
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acumen
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The Mill on the Floss
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  • When they went down, uncle Pullet observed, with some acumen, that he reckoned the missis had been showing her bonnet,—that was what had made them so long upstairs.
  • She could have informed you that there was such a word as "polygamy," and being also acquainted with "polysyllable," she had deduced the conclusion that "poly" mean "many"; but she had had no idea that gypsies were not well supplied with groceries, and her thoughts generally were the oddest mixture of clear-eyed acumen and blind dreams.

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  • She built a very successful company with uncommon business acumen.
  • With her customary acumen, she brought the new division to profitability within a year.

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