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The Aeneid
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devious -- as in: a devious plan
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The Aeneid
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  • Creusa kept behind; by choice we stray Thro’ ev’ry dark and ev’ry devious way.
  • Nor yet content, she strains her malice more, And adds new ills to those contriv’d before: She flies the town, and, mixing with a throng Of madding matrons, bears the bride along, Wand’ring thro’ woods and wilds, and devious ways, And with these arts the Trojan match delays.

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  • She is devious and will do anything to win.
  • Ruth was a pale but complicated woman given to deviousness and ultra-fine manners.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon

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