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having or showing a clever awareness and resourcefulness in practical matters

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acutely insightful and wise

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mentally acute or penetratingly discerning

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Gardiner has perspicaciously analyzed this intergenerational collective action problem in a set of papers.
But effectiveness (performance and deliverables) with time means that all stakeholders need to monitor and perspicaciously understand the changes that need to be made to continuously refresh the innovation environment.
12) In further asserting that America's "Union is an ideal nation which only exists in the individual spirits of the citizens whose intelligence alone marks the metes and bounds," (13) de Tocqueville extends the sphere of ideation from individual being to beings' collectivity where personality and property inextricably combine after the fashion of feudal England's Sergeant of the Law, about whom Chaucer perspicaciously affirmed that "[a]l was fee symple to hym in effect.
In a blog entry, one academic, Anna Gelpern, perspicaciously commented that the "task of governing global finance goes beyond rearranging the chairs and shares on the Bretton Woods decks, beyond getting the right Gs in the G-X, and beyond getting Basel right.
In The Ground of the Image, Jean-Luc Nancy perspicaciously expresses the kind of experience the superhero film (and most Hollywood cinema) denies.
One of the many interesting essays in the catalogue accompanying this excellent exhibition perspicaciously observes that, most likely, it was actually a question of light and visibility that prompted the Della Robbias' research into glazed terracotta sculpture.
Thomas King states perspicaciously that "a creation story, a story that recounts how the world was formed, how things came to be, [contains] relationships that help to define the nature of the universe and how cultures understand the world in which they exist" (The Truth About Stories: A Native Narrative (Toronto: House of Anansi Press, 2003) at 10).
The normative use of violence by young males and other marginalized groups, which has been so perspicaciously detailed by Hall and Winlow (2006), is echoed here.
The book's goal is to redefine Cinquecento Petrarchism by mapping out "female Petrarchism" as a Petrarchan "subsystem" ("Teilsystem," 316), whereby Schneider perspicaciously distinguishes gender-driven recodifications from general variations on Petrarchan poetics, and female Petrarchism from a female "group phenomenon" (327), that is, a tradition of women poets modeled after Vittoria Colonna.
Ironically, but perspicaciously, Brecht argues that for historical representations to feel historical they must strike us as "different" or strange.
They note perspicaciously that any form of egalitarianism faces the dilemma that ensuring equality in one regard entails accepting inequality in others--for example, mandating a uniform income for all workers means that single workers will have more discretionary income than those who support a large family--but they are unduly lenient with some egalitarian proposals that seem to me to be nothing more than whimsical fantasizing.
The introduction perspicaciously portrays Boccaccio's text as a ghost to be exorcised in varying ways by its imitators: both subversive and conservative, both historicizing and moralizing, both encomiastically and blamefully exemplifying, Boccaccio's ambiguous discourses on pagan heroines could not but trigger paradoxical representations of and attitudes toward the female sex in his followers, all of whom engaged in a "revision of stereotypes" (7) according to the parameters of Renaissance court society.
The writing is easy to read, the structure of each chapter is clear and logical and the author integrates a wide and sometimes diverse literature helpfully and at times, perspicaciously.
Dickinson does not smugly pretend to have entered into the secrets of divinity but, rather, so perspicaciously maps the limits of judgment that even what had seemed achieved knowledge becomes inadequate, tentative, and contingent.
As Marion Ross perspicaciously observes, "When an open and autonomous culture of gays and lesbians began to form in America's urban centers during the late 1960s, there already existed largely integrated within the African American community an established and visible tradition of homosexuality" (498).