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- 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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