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shrewd
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

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Definition
smart — especially in negotiating with people (may infer underhanded dealings)
  • Moreover, it is possible that the Genoese was one of those shrewd persons who know nothing but what they should know, and believe nothing but what they should believe.
    Chapters 22-23 (62% in)
  • What, above all, manifested the shrewdness of the steward, and the profound science of the master, the one in carrying out the ideas of the other, was that this house which appeared only the night before so sad and gloomy, impregnated with that sickly smell one can almost fancy to be the smell of time, had in a single day acquired the aspect of life, was scented with its master's favorite perfumes, and had the very light regulated according to his wish.
    Chapters 61-62 (55% in)

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