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shrewd
used in Candide

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Definition
smart — especially in negotiating with people (may infer underhanded dealings)
  • As the old woman had shrewdly guessed, it was a Grey Friar who stole Cunegonde's money and jewels in the town of Badajos, when she and Candide were escaping.
    Chapter 13 (73% in)
  • "Alas!" said the old woman, "I have a shrewd suspicion of a reverend Grey Friar, who stayed last night in the same inn with us at Badajos.
    Chapter 10 (9% in)

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