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cunning
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David Copperfield
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  • All this, doubtless, he knew thoroughly, and had, in his cunning, considered well.
  • Anything to equal the low cunning of his visage, and of his shadowless eyes without the ghost of an eyelash, I never saw.
  • 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.
  • His eyes looked green now, as they watched mine with a rascally cunning.
  • ’You are not busy, Mr. Heep?’ said Traddles, whose eye the cunning red eye accidentally caught, as it at once scrutinized and evaded us.
  • ’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.
  • 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.

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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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