Its modest "effects," compact of enamel paint and ingenuity, spoke to him in the language just then sweetest to his ear.
It was apparently Trenor himself who had been occupying the seat in question, for it was overhung by a cloud of cigar smoke, and near it stood one of those intricate folding tables which British ingenuity has devised to facilitate the circulation of tobacco and spirits.
Carry had in fact come dangerously near to being involved in the episode of Mrs. Norma Hatch, and it had taken some verbal ingenuity to extricate herself.
Selden evinced an extraordinary interest in her household arrangements: complimented her on the ingenuity with which she had utilized every inch of her small quarters, asked how her servant managed about afternoons out, learned that one may improvise delicious dinners in a chafing-dish, and uttered thoughtful generalizations on the burden of a large establishment.
There are no more uses of "ingenuity" in the book.
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He exercised great ingenuity in making excuses for missing class.
It will take more than ingenuity to clean this up. We’re going to have to admit our mistake.