(1) If officers have to make decisions for the Council, they need to be visionary and commercially astute .(2) In the last general election no one, not even the most astute of pundits, foresaw his demise.(3) Such astute use of credit cards has kept Margaret in financially good shape for 15 years.(4) I was incensed that my friend, an astute judge of character, had said yes.(5) An immediate promise to continue funding the service is both the fair and politically astute thing to do.(6) In re-inventing Manchester for the new millennium, the city council has proved very astute .(7) He is said to be acutely focused and astute in assessing what he should and should not buy.(8) He is learned, astute , admirably sensible, and possesses an elegant and clear prose style.(9) They are also astute at maintaining public sympathy by regularly deserting the picket lines to save lives.(10) They defended superbly, attacked courageously and played the most astute tactical game.(11) This is a very astute move on Ryan's part.(12) Our leader is intelligent and astute , as we have seen with her handling of Iraq.(13) She was also an astute businesswoman, eventually running three cafÔö£┬«s and a catering business.(14) An astute and responsible mayor would use this decision as an opportunity for change.(15) Unlike some sportsmen, he has been astute enough to invest in a financial future during his playing days.(16) All three are politically astute and have been following the election in the media.