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shrewd
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Candide
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  • As the old woman had shrewdly guessed, it was a Grey Friar who stole Cunegonde’s money and jewels in the town of Badajos, when she and Candide were escaping.
  • "Alas!" said the old woman, "I have a shrewd suspicion of a reverend Grey Friar, who stayed last night in the same inn with us at Badajos.

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

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