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cunning
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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  • His brain is as cunning as his fingers, and though we meet signs of him at every turn, we never know where to find the man himself.
  • There was no rest for me, no peace, no forgetfulness; turn where I would, there was his cunning, grinning face at my elbow.
  • "They must be cunning devils," he exclaimed at last.
  • He is so cunning that I never know when I am safe from him.
  • He must guard himself, for he may find that there is someone more cunning than himself upon his track.
  • There is ever a flaw, however, in the best laid of human plans, and the murderers of John Openshaw were never to receive the orange pips which would show them that another, as cunning and as resolute as themselves, was upon their track.
  • We must be circumspect, for we are dealing with a very cunning man.

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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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