To better see all uses of the word
shrewd
in
Washington Square
please enable javascript.

Go to New Version of This Page
This old version has not been updated since 2016,
but we're leaving it in case you prefer it.
Show What's New
Please update your links from the new version.
shrewd
Used In
Washington Square
Go to Book Vocabulary
Go to Word Detail
  • Mrs. Penniman had never had a lover, but her brother, who was very shrewd, understood her turn of mind.
  • "Yes, Aunt Penniman would like that," Catherine said simply—and yet with a certain shrewdness.
  • a man with a genial temperament, a handsome fortune, and three little girls (he had heard that she was very fond of children, and he pointed to his own with some confidence); and she turned a deaf ear to the solicitations of a clever young lawyer, who, with the prospect of a great practice, and the reputation of a most agreeable man, had had the shrewdness, when he came to look about him for a wife, to believe that she would suit him better than several younger and prettier girls.

  • There are no more uses of "shrewd" in the book.


    Show samples from other sources
  • She is a shrewd negotiator.
  • She watched him with a shrewd eye.

  • Go to more samples
Go to Book Vocabulary
verbalworkout.com . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading