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shrewd
used in Oliver Twist

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Definition
smart — especially in negotiating with people (may infer underhanded dealings)
  • 'No,' said the doctor, with a very shrewd and satisfied look.
    Chapter 12 — In Which Oliver is Taken Better Care of than He Ever was.... (23% in)
  • He is a strange creature, but a shrewd one, and might prove of material assistance to us; I should say that he was bred a lawyer, and quitted the Bar in disgust because he had only one brief and a motion of course, in twenty years, though whether that is recommendation or not, you must determine for yourselves.'
    Chapter 41 — Containing Fresh Discoveries, and Showing that Surprises.... (89% in)

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