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  • John Erik Snyte was fifty years old; he wore an expression of quizzical amusement, shrewd and unwholesome, as if he shared with each man he contemplated a lewd secret which he would not mention because it was so obvious to them both.
  • He was shrewd, competent and unscrupulous in the innocent manner of one unable to grasp the conception of a scruple.
  • In the course of his career he had been fought, damned, denounced by the greatest publishers of his time, by the shrewdest coalitions of financial power.

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

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