1 He had become a practical man himself and an amazingly astute and powerful one, a master.
2 But this astute and practical man was almost an idiot when left alone to his own emotional life.
3 He is a very honest and at the same time astute man.
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4 It struck me that so astute a man as Straker would not undertake this delicate tendon-nicking without a little practice.
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5 Thenardier, who was, above all, an astute and well-balanced man, was a scamp of a temperate sort.
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6 He was moderately reassured, however, by the aspect of that countenance, full of astute intelligence and affected humility.
7 He had the dull man's unexpected flashes of astuteness, and Lily could not help joining in the laugh with which he had pounced on the truth.
8 In his singular character the dual nature alternately asserted itself, and his extreme exactness and astuteness represented, as I have often thought, the reaction against the poetic and contemplative mood which occasionally predominated in him.
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9 His blade of human knowledge, natural astuteness particularised by long association with cases in the police courts, had been tempered by brief immersions in the waters of general philosophy.
10 No mention of that local hunt, Watson," said Holmes with a mischievous smile, "but a country doctor, as you very astutely observed.
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