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The Picture of Dorian Gray
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cunning
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The Picture of Dorian Gray
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  • Against the shell of her ear broke the waves of worldly cunning.
  • They are more cunning than practical.
  • He could see no change, save that in the eyes there was a look of cunning, and in the mouth the curved wrinkle of the hypocrite.
  • Over and over again Dorian used to read this fantastic chapter, and the two chapters immediately following, in which, as in some curious tapestries or cunningly-wrought enamels, were pictured the awful and beautiful forms of those whom Vice and Blood and Weariness had made monstrous or mad: Filippo, Duke of Milan, who slew his wife, and painted her lips with a scarlet poison that her lover might suck death from the dead thing he fondled; Pietro Barbi, the Venetian, known as Paul the…

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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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