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 Meanings and Examples of ASTUTE
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astute
 a.  wise or keen; shrewd; with sharp intelligence
Classic Sentence:
1  He had become a practical man himself and an amazingly astute and powerful one, a master.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
2  But this astute and practical man was almost an idiot when left alone to his own emotional life.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
3  He is a very honest and at the same time astute man.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: 3 The Serious Discourse of Clym with His Cousin
4  It struck me that so astute a man as Straker would not undertake this delicate tendon-nicking without a little practice.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. The Adventure of Silver Blaze
5  Thenardier, who was, above all, an astute and well-balanced man, was a scamp of a temperate sort.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER II—TWO COMPLETE PORTRAITS
6  He was moderately reassured, however, by the aspect of that countenance, full of astute intelligence and affected humility.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 3 THE AUDIENCE
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.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 7
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.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE
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.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In GRACE
10  No mention of that local hunt, Watson," said Holmes with a mischievous smile, "but a country doctor, as you very astutely observed.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 1. Mr. Sherlock Holmes
Example Sentence:
1  A good leader must be an astute judge of ability.
2  It was a pretty astute deduction.
3  The painter was an astute observer, noticing every tiny detail of her model's appearance and knowing exactly how important each one was.