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used in David Copperfield

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being good at achieving goals through cleverness and trickery
  • All this, doubtless, he knew thoroughly, and had, in his cunning, considered well.
    Chapters 25-27 (45% in)
  • She had a wonderful way too, when listening to what was said to her, or when waiting for an answer to what she had said herself, of pausing with her head cunningly on one side, and one eye turned up like a magpie's.
    Chapters 22-24 (23% in)
  • Anything to equal the low cunning of his visage, and of his shadowless eyes without the ghost of an eyelash, I never saw.
    Chapters 37-39 (83% in)
  • His eyes looked green now, as they watched mine with a rascally cunning.
    Chapters 40-42 (59% in)
  • 'You are not busy, Mr. Heep?' said Traddles, whose eye the cunning red eye accidentally caught, as it at once scrutinized and evaded us.
    Chapters 52-54 (12% in)
  • 'As I think I told you once before,' said I, 'it is you who have been, in your greed and cunning, against all the world.
    Chapters 52-54 (46% in)
  • It may be profitable to you to reflect, in future, that there never were greed and cunning in the world yet, that did not do too much, and overreach themselves.
    Chapters 52-54 (46% in)

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