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  • The entrance was too modern to be flamboyant with pillars; it was quiet, shrewd, neat.
  • He was to share a room at the Hotel Sedgwick with W. A. Rogers, that shrewd, rustic-looking Zenith dealer in farm-lands.
  • Zilla may do a lot of rough talking, but she’s pretty shrewd.
  • His shrewd starveling face broadened with joy at dinner, and he blurted, "Gee whillikins, Mrs. Babbitt, if you knew how good it is to have home eats again!"
  • There were four of them on the long seat; a fat man with a shrewd fat face, a knife-edged man in a green velour hat, a very young young man with an imitation amber cigarette-holder, and Babbitt.
  • The air was shrewd, the snow was deep in uncleared alleys, and beyond the city, Babbitt knew, were hillsides of snow-drift among wintry oaks, and the curving ice-enchanted river.

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

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