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shrewd
used in Great Expectations

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Definition
smart — especially in negotiating with people (may infer underhanded dealings)
  • "You know the name?" said Mr. Jaggers, looking shrewdly at me, and then shutting up his eyes while he waited for my answer.
    Chapter 18 (54% in)
  • When I raised my eyes again, I found that he had been shrewdly looking at me all the time, and was doing so still.
    Chapter 36 (63% in)

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