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Sample sentences for the GRE study word astute

astute can be used as a adj

1."They are a very astute and unscrupulous pair. - from The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
2.But Hermes, astute as he was dishonest, determined to test the shepherd's integrity. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens
3.The bolder and more astute among them sought to prove that peace had been effected by following their counsels. - from The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
4.So I did not abandon the search until I had become fully satisfied that the thief is a more astute man than myself. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
5.This man, so subtle and astute in official life, did not realize all the senselessness of such an attitude to his wife. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
6.It struck me that so astute a man as Straker would not undertake this delicate tendon-nicking without a little practice. - from Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
7.Careful, have I found all buyers, and all of them have astute eyes. - from Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
8.Perhaps it was an astute attention to the prejudices of his employers, who love no man that does not earn his living by the sweat of his brow. - from The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Various
9.Alfred Inglethorp that astute gentleman would have--in your so expressive idiom--'smelt a rat' And then, bon jour to our chances of catching him. - from The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

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