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  • adj. comparative form of shrewd: more shrewd


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  • Not cheerlessly, more and more faintly, her thread of life ran to pause, resembling a rill of the drought; and the thinner-it grew, the shrewder were her murmurs for

    The Amazing Marriage — Volume 4

  • For example, Gartner (news, site) Managing Vice President Vic Wheatman made one of the key-note contributions in which he urged IT managers to take a "shrewder" look at their security spending and instead of cutting back, which many have been forced to do for economic considerations, look at what they are spending budgets on. - All News

  • But shrewder members of al-Qaeda and the Taliban felt otherwise.

    The Longest War

  • If it seeks to alter this equation and exert an impact where it matters most, WikiLeaks should become shrewder about what documents it releases and the actual proportion of such releases.

    Nikolas Kozloff: Wikileaks Needs to Fine Tune Its Media Strategy

  • Indeed, I have a strong sense that the web has vastly increased our collective intelligence; that we are better informed, shrewder and able to grasp things more quickly than we were 20 years ago.

    Jonathan Franzen is wrong: the digital age is making us smarter | Henry Porter

  • Here's the most important line in the article: "Well, here's an example of why Pelosi is a much shrewder politician than she gets credit for"

    Nancy Pelosi and the AWB

  • Apparently, though, people smarter and shrewder than me had cleaned out their stock.

    Batteries or Bankruptcy

  • On the other hand, there's something to be said for the refuge of 90 minutes spent without cellphones, in communion with someone who lived 2,000 years ago, and was both smarter and shrewder than anyone else you're likely to encounter over the course of your average day.

    A Study in Happiness

  • Another one is to listen to his wife more often because she can be a shrewder judge of character.

    David Cameron says he has learned his lesson – but has he? | Andrew Rawnsley

  • In the real world, some investors will learn certain things sooner than others and make shrewder judgments about what they learn.

    The Fall of Raj


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