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devious -- as in: a devious plan
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The House of Mirth
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  • Chapter 12 Miss Bart had in fact been treading a devious way, and none of her critics could have been more alive to the fact than herself; but she had a fatalistic sense of being drawn from one wrong turning to another, without ever perceiving the right road till it was too late to take it.
  • Light comes in devious ways to the groping consciousness, and it came to her now through the disgusted perception that her would-be accomplice assumed, as a matter of course, the likelihood of her distrusting him and perhaps trying to cheat him of his share of the spoils.

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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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