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
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After a shrewd timeout by Romanczuk with Carroll ahead by five following a frenetic stretch by both teams at the 3:05 mark, Hoggard broke down Wood’s defense with the dribble and hit Keyon Butler, who hit Ferrero for another huge triple.
And one young scout in San Diego has received nationwide plaudits for her shrewd entrepreneurial sense, setting up shop last week outside a marijuana dispensary.
Beathard, whose shrewd and intuitive decisions as a personnel man actually helped build seven Super Bowl teams and four winners, will be inducted in August alongside seven others.
Between the mentoring before and during the life of the loan and shrewd evaluations of ideas and of people, First Capital has a 2 percent loss ratio that any banker would envy, Anderson said.
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Zagitova became the second-youngest women's skater to win Olympic gold with a program of shrewd design, remarkable stamina, precise jumping and youthful certainty.
Sally Potter has made not only her most accessible picture to date, but also a shrewd demonstration of the less-is-more principle.
And yet, the party needs to be shrewd in backing candidates who can raise money to match the ferocious GOP fund-raising machine.
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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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