In the arc of his life, we see a man who earned his place in history through struggle and shrewdness; persistence and faith.
Bradley arose after Milton's speech, which pleased the farmers with its shrewdness and drollery, feeling at a great disadvantage.
In Lincoln, sincerity and shrewdness were thoroughly blended.
His mixture of grace and shrewdness, poetic charm and worldly wisdom, we find nowhere else.
It struck me as being a remarkable mixture of shrewdness and of absurdity.
Here we saw many types of the Yorkshire man, famed for his shrewdness and fondness for what we would call "dickering."
The traditional French subtlety was no match for Yankee shrewdness.
In this letter Borrow gives another illustration of his shrewdness.
He is said to have envied the shrewdness of Eugene in spending his money when he had it.
It is not usually a man's shrewdness that can match a woman's wit at an emergency like this.
c.1300, "wicked, evil," from shrewe "wicked man" (see shrew). Cf. crabbed from crab (n.), dogged from dog (n.), wicked from witch (n.). The sense of "cunning" is first recorded 1510s. Related: Shrewdly; shrewdness. Strutt's "Sports and Pastimes of the People of England" (1801) has a shrewdness of apes for a company or group of them. Shrewdie "cunning person" is from 1916.