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Examples of Astute
Christian though he was, he was, nevertheless, Oriental to his farthermost corner, and had the culture of a French savant.
There was nothing in them which could be challenged, could be construed into active criticism of men or things; and yet much he said was horrifying.
That American ships had wine lists was no news to the astute Wayne B. Wheeler, generalissimo of the Prohibition forces.
He was fully informed before Mr. Gallivan spoke, and by silence gave consent to them.
Philip could not wrench out of his nature the instincts of the middle-class from which he came; and the penury, the hack work which Cronshaw did to keep body and soul together, the monotony of existence between the slovenly attic and the cafe table, jarred with his respectability.
Cronshaw's slim bundle of poetry did not seem a substantial result for a life which was sordid.