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uh stooht nuhs

  • n  intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)
  • n  the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas

  • His astuteness was reflected in his arrogant, slightly clouded, Mongolian eyes; his hunger for life in his red and heavy lips which, in later life, he concealed with a .
  • With great astuteness the Chinese Government upped their tariff so suddenly that the "foreign devils" had no chance to lay in advance supplies of their necessities luxuries .
  • What qualities make a successful diplomat? Says Machiavelli: he must have "little regard for good faith and be able, by astuteness, to confuse men's brains and ultimately overcome.

  • Stephen Lewis in International Herald Tribune
    No matter the astuteness of his economic policy, social interventions, financial acumen, or peacekeeping initiatives across the continent, he will always be known as the president who presided over the AIDS apocalypse,Lewis said.
  • Bhaskar in (blog)
    He demonstrated the highest level of politico-military astuteness by getting the army in shape on one hand and dealing with the then prime minister Indira Gandhi,Bhaskar, a former deputy director of think-tank Institute for Defence Studies...
  • Nakul Das Rai in The Statesman
    The exemplary political astuteness of the party president (Pawan Chamling) is something to be understood by politicians in India,said Mr PD Rai on the victory.

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