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  • While Phillis has the business acumen, Douglas is the socialite.†   (source)
  • The next day, Lourdes works extraconscientiously, determined to prove to herself that her business acumen, at least, is intact.†   (source)
  • He lacked the grace and acumen to despise only the blacks.†   (source)
  • When the man mentioned that he had not appeared before the Supreme Court for more than thirty years, Tappan said no one doubted his legal acumen or skills of oratory.†   (source)
  • I've instructed Liv to bring all her selling acumen and brinkmanship to bear on this, as I need every last dollar to carry through my other aims.†   (source)
  • This way, they may witness for themselves how brightly his own flash and the inordinate acumen with which they shine.†   (source)
  • With commendable and rather surprising acumen, the senior man had identified me as the probable originator of the message; but this only led to the posing of a new and even more disturbing mystery, since no one could be found who would admit to having authorized me to go to Tierra del Fuego in the first place.†   (source)
  • After all the men had taken a swallow, and properly praised Two-Tone's inventive initiative and Bill's mechanical acumen, Randy said, "Of course it's still a little raw."†   (source)
  • Giggling at my acumen, she rolled her eyes and said, "Git on!"†   (source)
  • The idea of traipsing around Europe, unless, of course, you were retired and had your capital out in good securities, would be to Will a craziness that would make the pig plan a marvel of business acumen.†   (source)
  • With her customary acumen, she brought the new division to profitability within a year.
  • But this view seemed to underestimate Swaney's political acumen.†   (source)
  • He claimed he did not, and most people assumed this was the case, that the monetization of Ty's innovations came from the other two Wise Men, those with the experience and business acumen to make it happen.†   (source)
  • As wife and mother of his children, I appreciate John Rimbauer's business acumen, the wealth he has accumulated, and I avoid, as much as possible, contradicting him in this regard or offering unsolicited advice; this, despite the fact that I do not hold the man himself in much regard.†   (source)
  • But I had not been in the least dismayed by the fact that these coolie wages were dispensed by one of the most powerful and wealthy publishers in the world; young and resilient, I approached my job—at least at the very beginning—with a sense of lofty purpose; and besides, in compensation, the work bore intimations of glamour: lunch at "21," dinner with John O'Hara, poised and brilliant but carnal-minded lady writers melting at my editorial acumen, and so on.†   (source)
  • At Oxford he showed all the zeal and acumen which were Rex Mottram's in London.†   (source)
  • The Parisian police, so much extolled for acumen, are cunning, but no more.†   (source)
  • And then he scoffed at the other sanatoriums in town and sarcastically praised the business acumen of their owners.†   (source)
  • For a man who was never in the country, and who did not evidently do much in the way of business, his knowledge and acumen were wonderful.†   (source)
  • Long used to contending for himself, and having come by effort as well as results to know that he was above the average in acumen and commercial ability, he was inclined at times to be a bit intolerant of those who were not.†   (source)
  • But there are countless other reasons why the judges' mood and their legal acumen in the case can be altered, and efforts to obtain the second acquittal must therefore be suited to the new conditions, and generally just as vigorous as the first."†   (source)
  • Little Hans Castorp had often studied it, not with any artistic acumen of course, but with a certain more general, even penetrating understanding; and although he had only once seen his grandfather in real life in the fashion pictured there on canvas—just for a brief moment as part of a dignified procession into the town hall—he could not help, as we have said, regarding this pictorial presence as his authentic and real grandfather, seeing in the everyday one a temporary, imperfectly…†   (source)
  • When they went down, uncle Pullet observed, with some acumen, that he reckoned the missis had been showing her bonnet,—that was what had made them so long upstairs.†   (source)
  • ...its discovery depends, not at all upon the acumen, but altogether upon the mere care, patience, and determination of the seekers;†   (source)
  • But when St. John had mused a few moments he recommenced as imperturbably and with as much acumen as ever.†   (source)
  • Mr. Rochester had sometimes read my unspoken thoughts with an acumen to me incomprehensible: in the present instance he took no notice of my abrupt vocal response; but he smiled at me with a certain smile he had of his own, and which he used but on rare occasions.†   (source)
  • He is fond of enigmas, of conundrums, of hieroglyphics; exhibiting in his solutions of each a degree of acumen which appears to the ordinary apprehension praeternatural.†   (source)
  • In draughts, on the contrary, where the moves are unique and have but little variation, the probabilities of inadvertence are diminished, and the mere attention being left comparatively unemployed, what advantages are obtained by either party are obtained by superior acumen.†   (source)
  • The wild disorder of the room; the corpse thrust, with the head downward, up the chimney; the frightful mutilation of the body of the old lady; these considerations, with those just mentioned, and others which I need not mention, have sufficed to paralyze the powers, by putting completely at fault the boasted acumen, of the government agents.†   (source)
  • Universally that person's acumen is esteemed very little perceptive concerning whatsoever matters are being held as most profitably by mortals with sapience endowed to be studied who is ignorant of that which the most in doctrine erudite and certainly by reason of that in them high mind's ornament deserving of veneration constantly maintain when by general consent they affirm that other circumstances being equal by no exterior splendour is the prosperity of a nation more efficaciously…†   (source)
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