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shrewd
used in The Fountainhead

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Definition
smart — especially in negotiating with people (may infer underhanded dealings)
  • John Erik Snyte was fifty years old; he wore an expression of quizzical amusement, shrewd and unwholesome, as if he shared with each man he contemplated a lewd secret which he would not mention because it was so obvious to them both.
    1.9 — Part 1 Chapter 9 (9% in)
  • He was shrewd, competent and unscrupulous in the innocent manner of one unable to grasp the conception of a scruple.
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (79% in)
  • In the course of his career he had been fought, damned, denounced by the greatest publishers of his time, by the shrewdest coalitions of financial power.
    4.9 — Part 4 Chapter 9 (54% in)

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