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Yet the old man's confidence in the young man's acumen was invulnerable.

That did not seem likely to one who esteemed Mrs. Hallam's acumen as highly as Kirkwood did.

She set too high value upon her acumen, upon the keenness of her instincts.

He was not disappointed, which he regarded as proof of acumen; but he was surprised by his surroundings.

The acumen displayed at these conventions is profound and impressive.

Warburton meets this objection with his usual fierté and acumen.

It was a wonderful display of retentiveness, acumen, learning, and power.

The Parisian police, so much extolled for acumen, are cunning, but no more.

How do sharpness, acuteness, penetration, and insight compare with acumen?

He was a person of acumen and of no inconsiderable skill and he succeeded.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, from Latin acumen "a point, sting," hence "mental sharpness, shrewdness," from acuere "to sharpen" (see acuity).

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