shrewd (adj.) Old form(s): shrew'd , shrowd
harsh, hard, severe
2H6 II.iii.41[Queen to all, of Gloucester] That bears so shrewd a maim
AC IV.ix.5.1[First Watch to Sentry] This last day was / A shrewd one to's
AYL V.iv.170[Duke Senior to all] every of this happy number / That have endured shrewd days and nights with us
KJ V.v.14[Lewis the Dauphin to Messenger] Ah, foul, shrewd news!
MA II.i.17[Leonato to Beatrice] thou wilt never get thee a husband if thou be so shrewd of thy tongue
MM II.i.237[Escalus to Pompey] I shall ... prove a shrewd Caesar to you
TNK IV.iii.33[Gaoler's Daughter to herself, of souls in hell] O, they have shrewd measure
Ven.500[Venus to Adonis] Thy eyes' shrewd tutor, that hard heart of thine
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