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shrewd
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  • His expression was shrewd and sophisticated.
  • Milo was crestfallen, but from that moment on he trusted Yossarian with every secret but one, reasoning shrewdly that anyone who would not steal from the country he loved would not steal from anybody.
  • He was on the alert constantly for every signal, shrewdly sensitive to relationships and situations that did not exist.
  • He laughed quietly, his sunken, shrewd eyes sparkling perceptively with a cynical and wanton enjoyment.
  • An opportunity to corner a market doesn’t come along very often, and I was pretty shrewd to grab the chance when I had it.’
  • He leaned forward slightly and his manner took on a shrewd and significant air.
  • ’Don’t let him bite his tongue off,’ a short sergeant near Yossarian advised shrewdly, and a seventh man threw himself into the fray to wrestle with the ill lieutenant’s face.

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

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