It is gratifying my dear, that you are sufficiently astute to recognize my skill and superiority.
I figured this county deserves a more astute sheriff than the current candidate, so I tossed my hat in the ring this morning.
Astute, ambitious and unrestrained by conscience, Dubois ingratiated himself with his pupil, and, while he gave him formal school lessons, at the same time pandered to his evil passions and encouraged him in their indulgence.
The high commissioner, true to his reputation as a prudent statesman and astute politician, showed great skill in dealing with the situation.
A brave soldier, an experienced and astute general, he was never happier than when engaged in war.
This deed transferred the electoral title and a large part of the electoral lands from the Ernestine to the Albertine branch of the house, whose astute representative, Maurice, had taken the imperial side during the war.
Laynez was an astute politician and saw the vast capabilities of the Society over a far wider field than the founder contemplated; and he prepared to give it the direction that it has since followed.
The Greeks, fearing the domination of the papacy, were at first more favourably inclined toward the conciliar party; but the astute diplomacy of the Roman representatives, who have been charged by certain Greek writers with the skilful use of money and of lies, won over the emperor.
And the Milanese he waged war on Lorenzo de' Medici in 1479; but that astute ruler, by visiting Ferdinand in person, obtained peace on favourable terms (1479).
Van Buren was the most adroit politician of his time; and Jackson was in the hands of very astute men, who advised and controlled him.
In fact the pasha was an illiterate barbarian, of the same type as his countryman Ali of Iannina, courageous, cruel, astute, full of wiles, avaricious and boundlessly ambitious.
(principally directed by the astute Andrei Osterman), if purely pacific and extremely cautious, it was, nevertheless, dignified, consistent and independent.
An exceptionally astute businessman, John Parker, said he has my name and address.
An astute referee will have conditioned his mind to totally accept the accuracy of his intuition, which is very rarely proved wrong.
He was an astute businessman who easily could turn a profit.
He was astute in business matters.
If we were more astute, the loan signings might have given us a clue that there was a problem.
Is it because she is a remarkably astute, forthright and outspoken woman who has views which challenge and overturn the hypocrisy of others?
She was astute enough to realize that Ed is just doing his mother's bidding.
These are astute observations.
They were astute observers of the twentieth century world scene.
To us it is incomprehensible that millions of Christian men killed and tortured each other either because Napoleon was ambitious or Alexander was firm, or because England's policy was astute or the Duke of Oldenburg wronged.