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  • Within two days Britain's High Commissioner for New Zealand W. Pember Reeves gave this answer in the Times: These clear-witted intelligent people from New Zealand are apt to use their brains as well as their muscles.

    How the original All Blacks went down in the annals of history

  • Trevelyan, who was sharpsighted and clear-witted, soon saw that it was so, and spoke to Priscilla on the subject before she had been a fortnight in the house.

    He Knew He Was Right

  • I was mistaken; it was nothing but the innate courtesy of a Spaniard, and the poetical turn of thought and language often to be found in the lowest classes of this clear-witted people.

    The Alhambra

  • I was mistaken; it was nothing but the innate courtesy of a Spaniard, and the poetical turn of thought and language often to be found in the lowest classes of this clear-witted people.

    The Alhambra

  • Indeed, they would have seen more reason in ascribing their clear-witted verse to an ice-pack, than to the bibulous hours preceding its application to the fevered brow.

    The Poet's Poet : essays on the character and mission of the poet as interpreted in English verse of the last one hundred and fifty years

  • "On the contrary, you are unusually clear-witted," was the answer.

    Under the Rose

  • Just a clear-witted, womanly girl, except that her cause had driven fear from her heart, and occupied all her soul, to the exclusion of lesser things.

    Essays in Rebellion

  • There was perhaps a slight physical resemblance between Adalbert and his parents; but whereas he knew himself to be one of the astutest princes in the German Empire and his wife to be an uncommonly clear-witted woman, no father's partiality hid from him the fact that Adalbert was obtuse.

    Happy Pollyooly The Rich Little Poor Girl

  • Rose was clear-witted enough to see that persistent opposition would only intensify the halo of romance which her infatuated brother had discovered upon the brow of the

    An Algonquin Maiden A Romance of the Early Days of Upper Canada

  • The crisis had reached a point when this modest, uneducated, clear-witted, fearless maiden was launched by her "voices" to the scene of battle, there to inspire hope and enthusiasm in the hearts of her people.

    The Tragedy of St. Helena

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