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  • 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.

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

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