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  • Astute investors spread their risk instead of investing all their money in just one thing.
  • The astute agent realized that the small print in the contract could severely hurt his client’s bank account.
  • The astute scouting report helped the team win the game.
  • An astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease.

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  • An astute consultant noted that the company had optimized their internal computer systems, but had not optimized data sharing with their vendors and customers.
  • Astute of Hank to notice that.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Had his astute mind guessed the secret, then?
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • I’d say that’s a remarkably astute analysis.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Very astute. ... It was exactly what he himself would have done.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • "you’ve completely changed, you used to be so astute, are you losing it now?"
    Franz Kafka  --  The Trial

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  • For all his sagacity, for all his caution and astuteness, the old judge had gone the way of the rest.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • I knew that so astute a villain would see that our hands were tied in the matter.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • it ... was a fairly astute analysis of the relationship between Chris and Walt McCandless.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • ...as you very astutely observed.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • ...full of astute intelligence and affected humility.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Arthur became an astute and deliberate vegetable gardener,
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Astuteness makes a forester, not brawn,
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Yet the creature was astute; mastered his fury with a great effort of the will; composed his two important letters, one to Lanyon and one to Poole; and that he might receive actual evidence of their being posted, sent them out with directions that they should be registered.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Very astute, Harry, but...
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • I had been discussing just such a possibility with several astute British staff officers.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • So I did not abandon the search until I had become fully satisfied that the thief is a more astute man than myself.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Purloined Letter
  • He studied the lieutenant unobtrusively with little astute eyes.
    Graham Greene  --  The Power and the Glory
  • When Gilbert gave him a small plantation, he managed it for two years with such astuteness ... that at the end of the time he could repay Gilbert a substantial part of the purchase price.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • he had a capacity for cards, played good-humouredly, and calculated rapidly and astutely, so that he usually won.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  The Death of Ivan Ilych
  • This time broken by the drawl of the astute congressman from Tennessee.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • The young man seemed rather astute, Moon thought, and determined, as well.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • The worst that a prince may expect from a hostile people is to be abandoned by them; but from hostile nobles he has not only to fear abandonment, but also that they will rise against him; for they, being in these affairs more far-seeing and astute, always come forward in time to save themselves, and to obtain favours from him whom they expect to prevail.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • If David had decided to sue, and in spite of everything, it was not out of the question, any astute attorney would go into court seeking damages upwards of $10 million,
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • [she had] astutely gauged the prevailing temper, and not just rejected, but rejected outright and extremely rudely, all of Baby Kochamma’s advances and small seductions.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Few Little League pitchers had the courage, astuteness and ability to manage those types of pitches.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • Mundt gained a reputation as a loyal and astute protector of the people, and he silenced forever those tongues that could betray his secret.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • How astute of you," Grover burped.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • Chrysler may not like Toyota, but the astute Mr. Iacocca does not call for an air strike against Tokyo.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • natural astuteness particularised by long association with cases in the police courts
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • (Not that I had any illusions that I knew him, for he was too astute to allow any white man that privilege.)
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • "You’re talking like a crazy ma-"
    "Like a crazy man? How astute."
    "Damn it, Harding, I didn’t mean it like that."
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • He astutely—and bravely—borrowed money to buy his own power saw, tractor, and pulpwood truck.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • When the flames end I gather the ashes in a coffee can that Mark was astute enough to bring from the hotel.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • I found that the law offered a great deal of leeway to an astute and enterprising mind, and I learned to take on even the most damning evidence and spin it to suit my arguments.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • He was an astute observer of cloud formations and wind shifts.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • He also must have been exceptionally astute about matters pertaining to power.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I’m very astute about these things."
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • To us it is incomprehensible that millions of Christian men killed and tortured each other either because Napoleon was ambitious or Alexander was firm, or because England’s policy was astute or the Duke of Oldenburg wronged.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • TWO COMPLETE PORTRAITS Thenardier, who was, above all, an astute and well-balanced man, was a scamp of a temperate sort.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • I, master barber, am not Neptune, the god of the waters, nor do I try to make anyone take me for an astute man, for I am not one.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • He had had an astute business manager, a mild, self-effacing little man of iron who, in the days of his glory, faced quietly the storms of Cameron’s temper and brought him clients; Cameron insulted the clients, but the little man made them accept it and come back.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • He mentioned often that if the people who worked for him met him halfway, he would meet them more than halfway, with the result, as he always added with an astute chuckle, that there was never any meeting of the minds at all.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Jessica nodded at the astuteness of the question.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Very astute.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Dexterity, coolness, bravery, and cunning were virtues he possessed to a high degree, and it took a truly crafty baleen whale or an exceptionally astute sperm whale to elude the thrusts of his harpoon.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
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