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shrewd
used in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

6 uses
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Definition
smart — especially in negotiating with people (may infer underhanded dealings)
  • She was shrewd enough not to debate it.
    Chapter 13 (33% in)
  • It was a shrewd move.
    Chapter 24 (22% in)
  • Francie and Neeley had each been given a strip but Francie had been tempted by some shrewd boys into gambling her tickets in a marble game.
    Chapter 24 (44% in)
  • The others waited shrewdly until a tree came up that they could stand against.
    Chapter 27 (12% in)
  • The Club was shrewd enough to feel this division in Francie and tried to use her as a go-between.
    Chapter 44 (43% in)
  • While he looked exactly what he was, a shrewd politician, his voice was gentle when he spoke.
    Chapter 54 (7% in)

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