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sh roohd

  • s  marked by practical hardheaded intelligence
    he was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow
  • s  used of persons

  • How might a shrewd crook use a dignified manner, well-cut clothes, a gold-headed cane, proper language and a pretended association with a great public character to swindle a .
  • In Hamburg (reported the current issue of The World's Health) and in other Rhineland and southern German cities, a shrewd new system of handling beggary has been evolved.
  • But writer Doug Wright has done a shrewd expansion job.
News & Articles

  • New photos threaten to derail Herrera murder trial
    Public defender Shelton Green’s shrewd attempt today to introduce new photos as evidence almost derailed a third attempt to put Jesse “Cartoon” Herrera on trial for a 2009 murder.
    June 11, 2013 - Rockford Register Star
  • 'Mad Men': Is Bob Benson Gay? Probably Not
    By Tim Molloy NEW YORK ( - (Spoiler warning: Don't read this if you haven't seen Sunday's "Mad Men," entitled "Favors") Bob Benson might be gay - or just a shrewd manipulator of 1960s homophobia. The crucial moment in Sunday's "Mad Men" was Sally Draper's terrible discovery of her father having an affair with his neighbor - but the episode also slipped in a tantalizing new clue about ...
    June 10, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • Giants rely on developing arms in Minor Leagues
    The Giants' shrewd strategy of making pitching the backbone of the organization was the foundation of recent success, and all it took was some tinkering with the offense to put together championship-caliber together. It's an outline that continues to hold true in San Francisco.
    June 10, 2013 - San Francisco Giants

  • Alessandra Stanley in Brisbane Times
    He sang, he danced, he sat on Frank Langella's lap and he also presented the 81st annual Academy Awards,New York Times' Alessandra Stanley wrote. "Hugh Jackman was a shrewd, even thrifty choice for a recession-era Oscar night - the hosting...
  • Peter Magowan in
    When you look at Brian's body of work over his 11 seasons with the Giants, it's evident that he is a shrewd baseball man who will find a way to get this team back to where we all want it to be,Magowan said in a statement. "While we are...
  • Steve LaTourette in Washington Post
    He's a shrewd vote counter and he also wants a product that can get bipartisan support,LaTourette said.

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