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cunning
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The Idiot
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  • Finally, Totski took cunning means to try to break his chains and be free.
  • What am I to do with your IOU’s, you cunning, unscrupulous rogue?
  • Madame Filisoff was a little woman of forty, with a cunning face, and crafty, piercing eyes.
  • Then a smile of cunning—almost triumph—crossed his lips.
  • You know he deceived us last night, the cunning rascal.
  • There was a look of cunning in his eyes, however.
  • Why, you have no idea what a cunning little animal he is; dirty little gossip!
  • He has grown so cunning and careful, and weighs his words so deliberately; he spoke to me about that Kapiton fellow with an object, you know!
  • It was true enough that he was sometimes naive to a degree in his curiosity; but he was also an excessively cunning gentleman, and the prince was almost converting him into an enemy by his repeated rebuffs.
  • "There is much that might be improved in him," said the prince, moderately, "but he has some qualities which—though amid them one cannot but discern a cunning nature—reveal what is often a diverting intellect."
  • You remember, perhaps, that you were in full possession of your reason during this succession of fantastic images; even that you acted with extraordinary logic and cunning while surrounded by murderers who hid their intentions and made great demonstrations of friendship, while waiting for an opportunity to cut your throat.
  • One of the murderers suddenly changed into a woman before your very eyes; then the woman was transformed into a hideous, cunning little dwarf; and you believed it, and accepted it all almost as a matter of course—while at the same time your intelligence seemed unusually keen, and accomplished miracles of cunning, sagacity, and logic!
  • One of the murderers suddenly changed into a woman before your very eyes; then the woman was transformed into a hideous, cunning little dwarf; and you believed it, and accepted it all almost as a matter of course—while at the same time your intelligence seemed unusually keen, and accomplished miracles of cunning, sagacity, and logic!
  • Don’t try to be too cunning with me, young man!" shouted Gania.
  • I told him, and told them at my mother’s too, that I was off to Pavlofsk," said Rogojin, with a cunning and almost satisfied smile.

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  • She came up with a cunning scheme to cheat him.
  • The worst mix — greedy, cunning, and without morals.

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