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The Brothers Karamazov
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cunning
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • He was half drunk, and suddenly he grinned his slow half-drunken grin, which was not without a certain cunning and tipsy slyness.
  • He mused, and suddenly a slow, cunning grin spread over his face.
  • Fyodor Pavlovitch was an obstinate and cunning buffoon, yet, though his will was strong enough "in some of the affairs of life," as he expressed it, he found himself, to his surprise, extremely feeble in facing certain other emergencies.
  • The peasant still stroked his beard, and suddenly screwed up his eyes cunningly.
  • Then with devilish and criminal cunning he contrived that suspicion should fall on the servants.
  • But, as soon as Grushenka had gone, Mitya began to suspect her of all the low cunning of faithlessness, and he felt no sting of conscience at it.
  • That’s your regulation method, that’s where all your cunning comes in.
  • "You are cunning with me, damn you!" he exclaimed, getting angry.
  • He has cunning, animal cunning—he knew how to infuriate me.
  • He has cunning, animal cunning—he knew how to infuriate me.
  • On one point they will show diabolical cunning, while another will escape them altogether.
  • Do you hear that phrase uttered with such premature haste—’if not I’—the animal cunning, the naivete, the Karamazov impatience of it?
  • What cunning chaps there are nowadays!
  • But don’t believe him, that was only his cunning; he didn’t really give up the idea of Smerdyakov; on the contrary, he meant to bring him forward again; for, indeed, he had no one else to bring forward, but he would do that later, because for the moment that line was spoiled for him.

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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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