Astute in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Astute

Quickly and critically discerning. | Shrewd or crafty.

Short Example Sentences for Astute

  • 1. Trimble inspected them as an astute banker should. 🔊
  • 2. The astute lady had found out she was being watched. 🔊
  • 3. He was too astute to injure his right wrist. 🔊
  • 4. He felt that he had outwitted the astute usurer. 🔊
  • 5. That astute person turned out but too true a prophet. 🔊
  • 6. He was too astute to precipitate troubles elsewhere while that was pending. 🔊
  • 7. He was much too astute a customer to be judged superficially. 🔊
  • 8. It requires not the most astute reformer and political philosopher to see. 🔊
  • 9. The astute conspirators had fully laid their plans as to what was to follow. 🔊
  • 10. Amelia was never especially astute in the manner of danger signals. 🔊
  • 11. It was the most fallacious dream that a really astute man ever indulged in. 🔊
  • 12. Captain Bertram was astute enough to see that he played his best card here. 🔊
  • 13. The astute captain, however, guessed her feelings, and chuckled inwardly. 🔊
  • 14. An astute observer might have found O-liver cynical about women. 🔊
  • 15. The letter was unsigned, but the handwriting that of my astute agent, Sander. 🔊
  • 16. For the astute Q.C. had been completely foiled by the canny Scot. 🔊

How to use Astute in Sentences?

  • 1. What had become of the astute plan of operations which the little man had laid down? 🔊
  • 2. He required a just and astute judge to decide some vexed question of the first importance. 🔊
  • 3. There were at least a dozen of them and her astute old mind leapt straight at the truth. 🔊
  • 4. The sly approaches, the astute negotiations, the lying and the circumventing . . . 🔊
  • 5. He had played with me, fooled me absolutely and I had been like a babe in his astute hands. 🔊
  • 6. But the astute Forrest, seeing that the odds were now heavily against him, ordered a retreat. 🔊
  • 7. I also visited his Italian colleague, an astute diplomat, thoroughly versed in German statecraft. 🔊
  • 8. Most of it treats you as though you were a two-dollar a day laborer; some of the more astute are puzzled. 🔊
  • 9. And I told my astute friend of my failure to catch Charles Miste at the Bank of England. 🔊
  • 10. It was quite natural, but it seems to me rather strange that so astute a gang should commence operations in the same neighborhood again. 🔊
  • 11. The sovereign people were flattered with a persistency and a lack of delicacy which would have incensed even the worst and most astute of tyrants. 🔊
  • 12. No less astute was his query as to a strong position he wished to occupy, which was reported by the scouts to be almost impregnable. 🔊
  • 13. This, no doubt, was a very astute move, and mightily strengthened the company's position. 🔊
  • 14. The astute riders of the plains were giving no chances away; they had left the tell-tale trail and rode on over the grass at its edge. 🔊
  • 15. Maria worked silently; and as she worked she dreamed, and the dream was visible on her face, had any one been astute enough to understand it. 🔊
  • 16. Modern science, however, knows nothing of such extreme cases, and the plea has not yet been used by astute lawyers. 🔊
  • 17. He had been a favorite pupil of the learned and astute Emmons, and was to the last a sturdy defender of the peculiar dogmas of his school. 🔊
  • 18. It is after this incident that the astute Panigarola returns and joins the duke's suite at Salins. 🔊
  • 19. His Lordship was too astute a politician and too thoroughly informed concerning Canadian public opinion to be easily misled. 🔊