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
Determined to keep Gervin in Bexar County, shrewd Spurs owners McCombs and Drossos stashed the Iceman in a downtown hotel room, instructed him to stay put and then sued Storen and the league.
The idea was shrewd: Chip away at an unfair criminal justice system by starting at the county level, electing district attorneys who would hold police accountable and put fewer minorities in jail.
The company made shrewd moves, buying other distilleries and being ready to return quickly to the market after Prohibition was repealed.
Trump is shrewd enough to grasp that the threat to Amazon is the way to hit Bezos in his wallet.
Stocking covetable décor is also a shrewd business move.
Marjorie Fowler's editing, particularly in pointing the comedy, which is often comedy by implication, is very shrewd.
But in the two statewide races that will appear at the top of the ballot and potentially drive turnout in November, Republicans are not looking so shrewd.
As the Democrats’ House leader since 2003, Pelosi is respected on the left as a champion of liberal causes, a shrewd negotiator, and a prolific fund-raiser who has brought in nearly $660 million for fellow Democrats since 2002.
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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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