Edison's native shrewdness and knowledge of human nature was put to practical use in the busy days of plant construction.
Such native shrewdness means excellent judgment of character and more Shetland proverbs echo this.
But all the time I had my presence of mind about me--I had my native shrewdness turned on "full head," as the engineers say.
But schooling and native shrewdness had raised up in the younger men an unfaith in old usages, so judgment halted between sentence and execution.
Yet this is also a man who for the first time has applied his native shrewdness to cosmic questions.
This man, with his town-bred ignorance, combined with his native shrewdness and suspicion, would not be such an easy person to work for.
Thus he came to understand, better even than native shrewdness allowed, that the feudal period was waning.
She had a primitive native shrewdness and also a strange aura of authority, as though she were Queen of the Slaves.
Some of them have opened small businesses-of the kind that require only a native shrewdness and a stomach for the popular tastes.
Monk-bred as he was, Alleyne had native shrewdness and a mind which was young enough to form new conclusions and to outgrow old ones.