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astute
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

2 uses
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Definition
smart and perceptive
  • I knew that so astute a villain would see that our hands were tied in the matter.
    Adventure XI — The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet (97% in)
astute = smart & perceptive
  • In his singular character the dual nature alternately asserted itself, and his extreme exactness and astuteness represented, as I have often thought, the reaction against the poetic and contemplative mood which occasionally predominated in him.
    Adventure II — The Red-Headed League (62% in)

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