While Bernard Gunderson was known as an astute businessman with a knack for good timing, Phillips said that above all, he lived a quiet, principled life.
The deal allies the bank with a billionaire investor known as an astute judge of value, who emerged during the financial crisis as an outspoken advocate of investing in America's future.
Most so-called astute mortgage shoppers think they should call around to shop rates.
By the end of the evening I found myself recalling the astute diagnosis of a friend: "He doesn't just speak fluent German; he speaks fluent Western, too."
Had Eustache been more astute, that is to say, less greedy, he would have waited, and not till they had returned to the University, to MaÃ®tre Andry MusnierÂ’s house in the Rue Madame-la-Valence, and he had put the two arms of the Seine and the five bridges of the city between the Rat-Hole and the cake, would he have hazarded this question.