THAT was due to the folly of Robert, and the cunning of his wife; and it was earned by them before many months had passed away.
The event has proved, that I was a cunning fool, providing with great circumspection for a possible opportunity of making myself contemptible and wretched for ever.
The whole was tied up for the benefit of this child, who, in occasional visits with his father and mother at Norland, had so far gained on the affections of his uncle, by such attractions as are by no means unusual in children of two or three years old; an imperfect articulation, an earnest desire of having his own way, many cunning tricks, and a great deal of noise, as to outweigh all the value of all the attention which, for years, he had received from his niece and her daughters.
There are no more uses of "cunning" in the book.
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She came up with a cunning scheme to cheat him.
The worst mix — greedy, cunning, and without morals.