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acumen
used in The Magic Mountain

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Definition
uncommon ability to make good decisions
  • And then he scoffed at the other sanatoriums in town and sarcastically praised the business acumen of their owners.
    3.4 - Satana (74% in)
  • Little Hans Castorp had often studied it, not with any artistic acumen of course, but with a certain more general, even penetrating understanding; and although he had only once seen his grandfather in real life in the fashion pictured there on canvas—just for a brief moment as part of a dignified procession into the town hall—he could not help, as we have said, regarding this pictorial presence as his authentic and real grandfather, seeing in the everyday one a temporary, imperfectly...
    2.1 - The Baptismal Bowl / Grandfather in His Two Forms (68% in)

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