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  • He laughed quietly, his sunken, shrewd eyes sparkling perceptively with a cynical and wanton enjoyment.
  • He was a perceptive, graceful, sophisticated man who was sensitive to everyone’s weaknesses but his own and found everyone absurd but himself.
  • Colonel Cathcart felt perceptive enough to realize that visible signals of recognition were never necessary between sophisticated, self-assured people like himself and General Peckem who could warm to each other from a distance with innate mutual understanding.

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  • She made a perceptive observation.
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