Example sentences for: acumen

How can you use “acumen” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Alison Anthoine, Wolff's wife and attorney, sizes up the deal with the acumen of a confidence man.

  • Edgar Bronfman Sr.--in his role of Aged Wisdom--has just published Good Spirits: The Making of a Businessman , a memoir brimming with self-congratulatory tales of his business acumen and generosity.

  • The possibility that heir apparent Al Gore lacks the necessary political acumen is Issue 2. And, though some predicted that her 15 minutes of fame had expired, Paula Jones' decision to file an appeal sneaks in as Issue 3.

  • The 11-year-old action franchise "begs for a mercy killing" (Joe Morgenstern, the Wall Street Journal ). Many critics even wax nostalgic for the psychological acumen of earlier Lethal Weapon installments.

  • Portugal remained neutral during World War II, and Salazar demonstrated his financial acumen by selling materials and supplies to both sides.


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