Examples of shrewd in a Sentence
- According to Frank Luntz, Republican pollster and spinmeister, these younger working women with small children are critical swing voters. By dint of focus groups and shrewd professional questioning, Luntz has determined what these women need most—more time in their lives. He seemed to regard this finding as a considerable coup. —Molly Ivins, Mother Jones, September/October 2004
- When Ann Richards fractured her hand in a fall nine years ago, she went to the doctor for a bone density test only to learn that she had … an early form of osteoporosis. The diagnosis spurred the former Texas governor, whose mother and grandmother also suffered from the disease, to write I'm Not Slowing Down: Winning My Battle with Osteoporosis … an inspiring little volume filled with the author's shrewd insights into healthcare, gender and, yes, politics. —Julie Hale, Book Page, August 2003
- One shrewd political tactician who knew what it was like to lose a close election watched Goldwater closely. Nixon had an eye on a comeback in 1968 and knew he needed the South—all of it this time. —Jon Meacham, Newsweek, 23 Dec. 2002
- But a growing empire produces tough challenges. Winfrey is used to ironclad control. A shrewd businesswoman, she still signs all the checks of more than $1,000 for her Harpo Entertainment Group, and she meticulously scrutinizes the smaller ones that others sign for her. —Lynette Clemetson, Newsweek, 8 Jan. 2001
She's shrewd about her investments.
a shrewd used car dealer who knew how to make the best possible deal
Recent Examples of shrewd from the Web
His appointment in July 2017 was initially praised as a shrewd pick that would bring discipline and calmness to the White House.
And in times of financial uncertainty, ploughing money into the commodity is best practice amongst shrewd investors.
One of the shrewdest techniques Sanchez and Freelon employed to regulate the museum’s exposure to sunlight centered on the deciduous trees along its western flank.
In a shrewd move, the entire season built toward a major showdown, elevating the slippery Cyrus (Jeff Perry) from vice president to near-Bond-villain status in plotting to wrest the White House away from the president, Mellie (Bellamy Young).
Since debuting with the Concealing Fate EP in 2010, U.K. progressive metal band TesseracT has based its music around enlightened concepts that spring from its shrewd perceptions and analysis of day-to-day life.
The Saints have made some shrewd moves to bolster the roster ahead of the draft and the Pelicans are riding a five-game winning streak into the playoffs.
Crowley, now in his 10th term, is well-liked by his colleagues and is a shrewd operator, commanding one of New York City’s last political machines.
The trade for Drury may have been the shrewdest move of the Yankees’ offseason.
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Synonym Discussion of shrewd
- a shrewd judge of character
- sagacious investors got in on the ground floor
- a perspicacious counselor saw through the child's facade
- an astute player of party politics
SHREWD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of shrewd for English Language Learners
: having or showing an ability to understand things and to make good judgments : mentally sharp or clever
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