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  • At this point I played a somewhat underhanded trick on this obliging fellow.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Then he and Claude hurried up the road, away from T.J. Stacey, who generally overlooked T.J.’s underhanded stunts, shook his head.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • Hoping the questions were stored to memory, I underhanded the list into the nearest trash can.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • When I had it comfortably fitted, he showed me the difference between an overhand strike and an underhanded stab.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander

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  • It was the fact that they would go abroad for such a thing, would knowingly lead PPG on — millions in equipment upgrades and retooling to enable them to build the glass — my God, the whole thing was underhanded and it was cowardly and lacking in all principle.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • They wouldn’t side with the Erudite—they would never do something that underhanded.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • You can do all manner of underhanded nice things when you have a caustic reputation.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Usually Rachel threw underhanded and was no threat at all.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • With that underhanded blow, he gained dominance over Vrael and removed his head with a blazing sword.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Constantine’s underhanded political maneuvers don’t diminish the majesty of Christ’s life.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code

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  • She may be selfish, stingy and underhanded, but she’ll readily back down as long as you don’t provoke her and make her unreasonable.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • Justice is a knee in the gut from the floor on the chin at night sneaky with a knife brought up down on the magazine of a battleship sandbagged underhanded in the dark without a word of warning.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Please forgive me for this underhanded way of admitting I had turned forty.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • I could not welcome you with love on sight! I armed myself long ago against the frauds of men, impostors who might come-and all those many whose underhanded ways bring evil on!
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • But you were wide open for an underhanded counter with a slip-tip.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • underhanded ways tricked him, the day Alkmene, in high Thebes, was to have given birth to Herakles.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • What he is doing is a sneaky, underhanded way of gaining a woman’s heart.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • I have two brothers: Arthur, my elder, with a soul like to his father’s; and Hugh, younger than I, a mean spirit, covetous, treacherous, vicious, underhanded—a reptile.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • He pitched it up underhanded.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • Unlike baldness, it did not seem to him an underhanded attack by old age, because he was convinced that despite the bitter breath of vulcanized rubber, his appearance would be cleaner with an orthopedic smile.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Doubtless it’s not your fault that your parents are greedy and underhanded.
    Gloria Whelan  --  Listening for Lions
  • He complained in the grocery store and at the courthouse and on the street corner and directly to Mrs. McIntyre herself, for there was nothing underhanded about him.
    Flannery O’Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES
  • As they’re leaving she straightens him out some more, but it doesn’t seem to be doing much harm, and I’m thinking there’s a little piece in Mom that’s glad to have someone care about her enough to get underhanded.
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • It is that he cannot have too little to do with people who are too deep for him and cannot be too careful of interference with matters he does not understand—that the plain rule is to do nothing in the dark, to be a party to nothing underhanded or mysterious, and never to put his foot where he cannot see the ground.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • You are reproaching me, underhanded, with having nobody but you to look to.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • But these underhanded wiles-Dentists four nights a week, gold-teeth, powder, mirrors!
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • I threw one back underhanded, and she disappeared into the doorway.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Hoops
  • In desperation, Percy scooped up a giant marble and hurled it underhanded like a bowling ball.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • At best, it could be taken as a desperate indiscretion; at worst, an underhanded act of betrayal.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • He did not look quite like a professional gambler, but something smooth and twinkling in his countenance suggested an underhanded mode of life.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • 5TH JUROR: Underhanded.
    Reginald Rose  --  Twelve Angry Men
  • Is it any more underhanded than adorning yourself with fine clothing to catch the eye of your beloved?
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • They weren’t so underhanded, Albert!
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • Let them serve as a message to Galbatorix that we do not fear his underhanded tricks and we shall prevail in spite of them.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • The 5TH JUROR flicks the knife open and, holding it underhanded, swings round and slashes swiftly forward and upward.
    Reginald Rose  --  Twelve Angry Men
  • He fished in his pockets and underhanded Patch a pair of keys.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • He’d go for him underhanded . 3RD JUROR: How do you know?
    Reginald Rose  --  Twelve Angry Men
  • "Esther," Richard resumed, "you are not to suppose that I have come here to make underhanded charges against John Jarndyce.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • He turned with a dark scowl and said to Hera: "Fine underhanded work, eternal bitch! putting Lord Hektor out of action, breaking his fighting men! I should not wonder if this time you will be the first to catch it, a whip across your shoulders for your pains! Do you forget swinging so high that day? I weighted both your feet with anvils, lashed both arms with golden cord you couldn’t break, and there you dangled under open heaven amid white cloud.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
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