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.
Her depravity did but stimulate her woman's shrewdness and tact.
His mixture of grace and shrewdness, poetic charm and worldly wisdom, we find nowhere else.
I left Madame F——-, thinking of the shrewdness of her answer.
Here we saw many types of the Yorkshire man, famed for his shrewdness and fondness for what we would call "dickering."
Industry, thrift, and shrewdness were likely to win enough to buy a knighthood.
In this letter Borrow gives another illustration of his shrewdness.
But above all was the shrewdness and finesse with which the bonds were manipulated.
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.