Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a shrewd manner.
  • (b ) Mischievously; injuriously; maliciously; ill.
  • Sharply; keenly; severely.
  • Astutely; in a discerning or discriminating manner; sagaciously.

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  • adverb In a shrewd manner.

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  • adverb in a shrewd manner

Etymologies

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shrewd +‎ -ly

Examples

  • These messages were sealed, and protected shrewdly from the weather, and I was to deliver them to the whale-ships of the Arctic, ice-bound by the great Mackenzie.

    GRIT OF WOMEN

  • Granted, that "if Obama acts shrewdly" is a loophole big enough to drive a car into a ditch through.

    Donk Depression

  • A clever police captain shrewdly detects the motive behind the crime and is able to penetrate the group, trap the killer, and obtain his confession.

    Caught in the Crossfire: Adrian Scott and the Politics of Americanism in 1940s Hollywood

  • ’ *** ‘As we walked homeward, Scott being a little fatigued, laid his left hand on Tom’s shoulder, and leaned heavily for support, chatting to his “Sunday pony, ” as he called the affectionate fellow, just as freely as with the rest of the party; and Tom put-in his word shrewdly and manfully, and grinned and grunted whenever the joke chanced to be within his apprehension.

    Paras. 50-73

  • These messages were sealed, and protected shrewdly from the weather, and I was to deliver them to the whale-ships of the Arctic, ice-bound by the great Mackenzie.

    Grit of Women

  • These messages were sealed, and protected shrewdly from the weather, and I was to deliver them to the whale-ships of the Arctic, ice-bound by the great

    Grit of Women

  • "the infected" (a euphemism shrewdly referenced in posters in the background of certain scenes in this movie).

    Irish Blogs

  • Western Cape premier Hernus Kriel has "shrewdly" reshuffled his cabinet, according to a Cape Times report released before his official announcement on the forthcoming changes.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • He’s what you might call shrewdly inattentive, an approach that’s allowed him to carry on with the life he wants.

    After the Diagnosis

  • He may have dropped the cloak, "shrewdly," and some friend found it and returned it to the Chevalier.

    The Grey Cloak

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