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Definition of Astute

  • Critically discerning; sagacious; shrewd; subtle; crafty.

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It made Achmet Pasha sit up aghast, and Nahoum Pasha, the astute Armenian, for a long time past the confidant and favourite of the Prince Pasha, laugh in his throat; for, if there was a man in Egypt who enjoyed the thrust of a word or the bite of a phrase, it was Nahoum.
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To realize how thoroughly this policy is recognized as a simple fact, one can hardly do better than quote these perfectly naive and sincere remarks in an editorial entitled "Government Bootlegging," in the New York Tribune, a paper that has never been unfriendly to the Eighteenth Amendment: That American ships had wine lists was no news to the astute Wayne B. Wheeler, generalissimo of the Prohibition forces.
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Cronshaw was astute enough to know that the young man disapproved of him, and he attacked his philistinism with an irony which was sometimes playful but often very keen.
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I have heard my father talk of him; he had a gold-headed cane, with which he once knocked my grandfather down-he was an astute one, but as you say, mistaken, particularly in himself.
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Anson Anstruther's reserve soon melted under the skillful bonhomie of the astute Alan Hawke.
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The astute Major was not aware that he was being daily watched by secret agents representing both the absent ones whom he desired to dupe.
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Even the astute Alan Hawke failed, after many days of futile private research, to trace the route of the train which had pulled out of Delhi in the dead of night, beat the record to Allahabad, and then, turning off apparently for Bombay, had curved, on a loop, to the Madras line, and surpassed all speed records on the Indian Peninsula.
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Many of these Victoria parried, and she came rapidly to the conclusion that Mr. Arthur Rangely was a more astute person than-to a casual observer he would seem.
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So far the Honourable Hilary has apparently done nothing but let the storm take its course; a wing-footed messenger has returned who has seen Mr. Thomas Gaylord walking rapidly up Maple Street, and Austen Vane (most astute and reprehensible of politicians) is said to be at the Widow Peasley's, quietly awaiting the call.
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Astute men sometimes make mistakes, and the following conversation occurs between one of the individuals in question and Mr. Crewe's chauffeur.
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Wesley Travis was a comparatively young man, a lawyer who had early made a mark in politics and had been astute enough to shake off the thraldom of the bosses before the popular uprising against them.
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Philadelphia lawyers are exceedingly astute, and are able to confuse the simplest propositions, thus hopelessly befogging judge and jury.
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The astute Bismarck can not be suspected of being a progressionist in the modern sense but, being a product of German culture and philosophy, all his ideals were those of a strong state.
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Quite early in their friendship, the astute Redell discovered a rift in Cappy's armor-two rifts, in fact.
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There's more to this job than merely acquiring the ship," retorted the astute Murphy.
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Having said this, the astute Mr. Daniels, out of a vast experience gained while fighting Mexicans and outlaws in the dark, promptly lay down.
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Strangely, it occurred to Phillips for a fleeting lapse of time that old Varret had been reasonably astute in his selections, if he desired violent-tempered throwbacks.
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Wesley Travis was a comparatively young man a lawyer who had early made a mark in politics and had been astute enough to shake off the thraldom of the bosses before the popular uprising against them.
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Hodder was astute, he saw into people more than they suspected, but he was not sophisticated.
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Little did he think an enemy was marching rapidly for his rear, another watching every movement in front, and those enemies, Jackson and Lee, unknown to Hooker, his flank stood exposed and the distance between the columns gave an ordinary enemy an advantage seldom offered by an astute General, but to such an enemy as Jackson it was more than he had hoped or even dared to expect.
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Examples of Astute

Example #1
Christian though he was, he was, nevertheless, Oriental to his farthermost corner, and had the culture of a French savant.
Example #2
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.
Example #3
That American ships had wine lists was no news to the astute Wayne B. Wheeler, generalissimo of the Prohibition forces.
Example #4
He was fully informed before Mr. Gallivan spoke, and by silence gave consent to them.
Example #5
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.
Example #6
Cronshaw's slim bundle of poetry did not seem a substantial result for a life which was sordid.