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shrewd
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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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  • Dumbledore’s got a shrewd idea,’ said Lupin, ’and Dumbledore’s shrewd ideas normally turn out to be accurate.’
  • Dumbledore’s got a shrewd idea,’ said Lupin, ’and Dumbledore’s shrewd ideas normally turn out to be accurate.
  • Rita didn’t say anything for a while, but eyed Hermione shrewdly, her head a little to one side.
  • ’What if he doesn’t want to ask her?’ said Ron, who had been watching Harry with an unusually shrewd expression on his face.
  • Somebody (and Harry had a very shrewd idea who) had set off what seemed to be an enormous crate of enchanted fireworks.
  • Hermione said nothing at all for the rest of the lesson, but Harry had a shrewd suspicion that her self-restraint was bound to crack before long.
  • …would not think about it, he could not stand it… there was a terrible hollow inside him he did not want to feel or examine, a dark hole where Sirius had been, where Sirius had vanished; he did not want to have to be alonc with that great, silent space, he could not stand it — A picture behind him gave a particularly loud grunting snore, and a cool voice said, ’Ali … Harry Potter …’ Phineas Nigellus gave a long yawn, stretching his arms as he surveyed Harry out of shrewd, narrow eyes.

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

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