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acumen
used in Jane Eyre

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Definition
uncommon ability to make good decisions
  • But when St. John had mused a few moments he recommenced as imperturbably and with as much acumen as ever.
    Chapter 29 (92% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 22 (76% in)

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