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  • Nothing that happened in the world of the animals ever escaped his notice,— he was full of cunning.   (source)
    cunning = cleverness
  • The woman's eyes were fastened on her face with a cunning triumph.   (source)
    cunning = clever
  • She's known to be exceedingly pushy, egotistical, cunning, calculating and perpetually dissatisfied.   (source)
    cunning = clever and deceptive
  • Be cunning and full of tricks and your people shall never be destroyed.   (source)
  • He gave thanks to the gods for the cunning and strength that had caused him to defeat such an adversary.   (source)
    cunning = cleverness
  • All the sharpness and cunning and quarrelsomeness ... seemed to have been washed away,   (source)
  • If he was still following, he was very wary and cunning.   (source)
    cunning = clever and deceptive
  • The tunnel was an example of his skill and cunning.   (source)
    cunning = cleverness
  • He got a cunning look, as if getting ready to offer a deal—the look men have when they fight with men instead of poor stupid animals.   (source)
    cunning = clever and deceptive
  • She obviously had a practical cunning which Winston lacked, and she seemed also to have an exhaustive knowledge of the countryside round London, stored away from innumerable community hikes.   (source)
    cunning = cleverness and ability to deceive
  • He's twice as cunning as any one sane can be.   (source)
    cunning = clever and deceptive
  • Our peasants are hard and cunning when they bargain.   (source)
  • I started for the Amazon to hunt jaguars, for I had heard they were unusually cunning.   (source)
    cunning = cleverness and deceptive
  • He is cunning, as I know from Mr. Jonathan and from the way that all along he have fooled us when he played with us for Miss Lucy's life, and we lost,   (source)
    cunning = clever and deceptive
  • His newborn cunning gave him poise and control.   (source)
    cunning = cleverness
  • You perceive the devilish cunning of it, for really it would be almost impossible to make a case against the real murderer.   (source)
  • between you, you will have cunning as well as valour!   (source)
  • All the Jungle-People admire us for our skill and our cunning.   (source)
  • My conclusion was that he had no soul, no heart, no mind; nothing, as I have already said, but instincts; and yet, withal, so cunningly had the few materials of his character been put together that there was no painful perception of deficiency, but, on my part, an entire contentment with what I found in him.   (source)
    cunningly = cleverly
  • "I'll be judge, I'll be jury," Said cunning old Fury:   (source)
    cunning = clever
  • Everyone has distinguished themselves either by strength or deadliness or cunning.†   (source)
  • He had a look of trollish cunning on his face as he replied, "Plenty of room for all of us, Wood."†   (source)
  • They were so cunning and strong, how could any real man be expected to prevail against them?†   (source)
  • Is treacherous and cunning, is ruthless, is cruel.†   (source)
  • The information coming from Collet out of Château Villette suggested that Teabing's cunning ran so deep that Fache himself might even learn from it.†   (source)
  • And a mightily powerful and cunning one at that?†   (source)
  • There was always someone who was cunning and connected, who worked the system and found you things, someone around whom the air buzzed with both opportunity and danger-It was Salim who had sent out Tariq's queries about his mother, Salim who had sat him down and told him, in a soft, fatherly voice, that she had died of exposure.†   (source)
  • "He's very cunning, Sticky.†   (source)
  • What a cunning liar you are!†   (source)
  • She would remember, of course, those charmless bumper stickers from the Vietnam era—those cunning American flags and the red, white, and blue lettering of the name of our beloved nation.†   (source)
  • The cats had long conversations with one another, they wore cunning little clothes and lived in a warm house beneath a kitchen stove.†   (source)
  • He would need the touch of a surgeon, the alertness of an owl, the cunning of three foxes, and the foresight of a grand master in chess.†   (source)
  • Opening them involves a cunning series of steps: find a seam with your fingernails, slide the bottom to the right, detach a side rail, remove a hidden key from inside the rail, unlock the top, and discover a bracelet inside.†   (source)
  • My guilt for cunning.†   (source)
  • With cunning and a bit of teamwork.†   (source)
  • The black side stands still with cunning, hiding its gold between trees, seeing and not being seen, waiting patiently for things to come.†   (source)
  • But the bars hold firm, and Maven, cunning, disgusting, awful Maven, is just out of reach.†   (source)
  • "You're a cunning man, Tyrion.†   (source)
  • But he was cunning.†   (source)
  • He had all the low cunning of his class.†   (source)
  • Cunningly deployed lighting and mirrors created the illusion of standing in a conservatory overlooking a wide stretch of exquisitely manicured garden.†   (source)
  • For instance, a book that began with the sentence "Once upon a time there was a family of cunning little chipmunks who lived in a hollow tree" would probably contain a story full of talking animals who get into all sorts of mischief.†   (source)
  • The cunning little … He must have rebooted the system.†   (source)
  • He had been guided only by his cunning and the single thing he knew about her: where she lived.†   (source)
  • There was an expression of lunatic cunning in them.†   (source)
  • As he was cunning in his madness, they could not find him.†   (source)
  • I learned precisely how seditious and cunning an enemy could be.†   (source)
  • But he would have to be clever, cunning.†   (source)
  • It took a thousand cunning forms.†   (source)
  • Cities are full of situations, sexually cunning people.†   (source)
  • Bastas Pride And Dustfinger's Cunning "Still, I wonder if we shall ever be put into songs or tales.†   (source)
  • It shares his strength, cunning … and his evil nature.†   (source)
  • Making nonsense of all that Touchable cunning.†   (source)
  • He is many things dangerous and devious, cunning and deadly, a good friend and an implacable enemy but he comes from an age when a man's word was indeed precious.†   (source)
  • I don't think anyone else could see the glint of cunning in his eyes, but I know him so well.†   (source)
  • The sygaldry is quite cunning.†   (source)
  • "I think a mistake the Dauntless make is refusing to be cunning," I say.†   (source)
  • But faeries live for hundreds of years and they're as cunning as snakes.†   (source)
  • And they were so devilishly cunning of late.†   (source)
  • Jacob's more cunning than I gave him credit for.†   (source)
  • It requires both cunning and strategy.†   (source)
  • The walkway was flagged in calculated disorder, hiding the cunning symmetry.†   (source)
  • For as long as she could remember, she was regarded as cunning and unjustifiably violent.†   (source)
  • I am so cunning, crafty and clever, so filled with deceit, guile and chicanery, such a knave, so shrewd, cagey as well as calculating, as diabolical as I am vulpine, as tricky as I am untrustworthy …. well, I told you there were not words invented yet to explain how great my brain is, but let me put it this way: the world is several million years old and several billion people have at one time or another trod upon it, but I, Vizzini the Sicilian, am, speaking with pure candor and…†   (source)
  • But he'd already learned cunning: he ate the contents of his food packages alone, sometimes during the night.†   (source)
  • His smile was a little too cunning for comfort.†   (source)
  • Headlined Clues are few in slaying of 4 , the article, which was a follow-up of the previous day's initial announcement of the murders, ended with a summarizing paragraph: The investigators are left faced with a search for a killer or killers whose cunning is apparent if his (or their) motive is not.†   (source)
  • She shook with the memory of his weight, her desire, her terror, and her cunning.†   (source)
  • You have to use cunning!†   (source)
  • Cunning.†   (source)
  • Be cunning and full of tricks and your people shall never be destroyed.†   (source)
  • Pop was cunning and exuberant.†   (source)
  • The dark spirit under Circe's control is much more cunning than that.†   (source)
  • It is their intimate knowledge of every inch of the most rugged terrain on earth that is matched against our skill, cunning, and technology.†   (source)
  • Twice they worked their way stealthily downwind of ibex herds, but the animals sensed them with a cunning Mortenson couldn't help admiring, before they were close enough to attempt a shot.†   (source)
  • All his cunning returned.†   (source)
  • Second serve—a brief rally and then a cunning, slicing cross-court forehand from me.†   (source)
  • What I saw in her face was cunning.†   (source)
  • She also had hallucinations, imagining that they were walking down the halls on tiptoe—tiny, cunning, furtive gnomes.†   (source)
  • Milo's face narrowed cunningly.†   (source)
  • I had always known she had been born in the year of the monkey, but I'd never realized that its traits of deceit and cunning ran so strongly in her.†   (source)
  • He gave Janaki and me a cunning look.†   (source)
  • They are, in fact, extraordinarily complex—cunning, even—in the way they conceal secret information about peculiardom.†   (source)
  • How cunning she could be!†   (source)
  • I saw a new dimension to Rosina—call it cunning.†   (source)
  • Nor was there another legal mind as cunning and devious.†   (source)
  • Colonel William Harcourt, the cavalry officer who had led the capture of Charles Lee, wrote in a letter to his father that though the Americans remained ignorant of military order and large-scale maneuver, they had shown themselves capable of great cunning, great industry, and spirit of enterprise.†   (source)
  • … I've got to say it, Saint Alex, that serpentine brain of yours hasn't lost its cunning.†   (source)
  • She did not think any more of barber-surgeons than they were wont to think of cunning women such as she.†   (source)
  • You have earned it with your great cunning and bravery.†   (source)
  • Here was a situation where all my speed, my physical strength, my cunning — none of it would do me any good.†   (source)
  • Enraged, Astaroth bent his cunning mind on finding the source of those who opposed him.†   (source)
  • The Englishmen had hoarded these so cunningly that now, as the war was ending, they had three tons of sugar, one ton of coffee, eleven hundred pounds of chocolate, seven hundred pounds of tobacco, seventeen hundred pounds of tea, two tons of flour, one ton of canned beef, twelve hundred pounds of canned butter, sixteen hundred pounds of canned cheese, eight hundred pounds of powdered milk.†   (source)
  • He had the cunning of the unintelligent and the frantic energy of the lazy.†   (source)
  • The whole construct of my universe was a cunning, entangled network of lies.†   (source)
  • The only one excluded from this treatment was Singbe, who had been deemed by Judge Judson "a cunning, dangerous, and deadly murderer."†   (source)
  • I believe in barbecue in all its regional derivations, in its ethnic translations, in forms that range from white-tablecloth presentations of cunningly sauced costillas, to Chinese take-out spareribs that stain your fingers red, to the most authentic product of the tar-paper rib shacks of the Deep South.†   (source)
  • "Oh, we'd been dying to get our hands on all those cunning outfits.†   (source)
  • Ignorance will be the dupe of cunning.†   (source)
  • One of their jobs was to execute the Knights Templar, a legendary band of Christian warriors known for their cunning and ferocity in battle.†   (source)
  • The giant is cunning enough to keep troops out of sight!†   (source)
  • New ones worse than old ones — more cunning, that's all.'†   (source)
  • "We can't depend on it being able to protect us against a cunning enough enemy.†   (source)
  • The incident was described in an article in a widely distributed sportsman's magazine as an example of the cunning and dangerous nature of the wolf, and of the boundless courage of the men who match themselves against him.†   (source)
  • The next February, they had an extra-elaborate Chinese New Year's dinner, with cunning little dumplings, and balls, and buns, in addition to the usual hot pot with gold-chain bean threads.†   (source)
  • Stealth, cunning.†   (source)
  • A cunning look narrowed her eyes.†   (source)
  • The plot has thickened-a twist of fate and cunning has put into their hands a letter that seals their deaths!†   (source)
  • She took him on what she called "the grand tour," proudly showing off the multiple heat pumps insuring constant year-round temperature; the magnificent kitchen with electronic ovens and broilers operated from a central control panel; the cunning round holes in the ceiling which sprayed gentle light on dining-room table, bar, bridge table, and strategically located abstract statuary; the television screens faired into the walls of bedrooms, living room, dining room, and even kitchen;…†   (source)
  • He was cunning and apparently vicious and I did not know what kind of scene he might start.†   (source)
  • Having no apparatus except gut fear and female cunning to examine this formless magic, to understand how it works, how to measure its field strength, count its lines of force, she may fall back on superstition, or take up a useful hobby like embroidery, or go mad, or marry a disk jockey.†   (source)
  • So …. so cunning!†   (source)
  • I was too cunning for that.†   (source)
  • I had remembered them as little tricksters, pertinacious but foolish, with only a kind of village cunning; and I had assumed that for them studying meant only cramming.†   (source)
  • At least, I knew it in terms of violence, and I knew he was as cunning as a wild animal, and far more dangerous.†   (source)
  • The woman looked cunning.†   (source)
  • They were cunning and they knew their own minds, they had stirred up plenty of trouble in their day, they were sure to be plotting something again now.†   (source)
  • "Yes, yes, yes," he said, looking at me with his cunning eyes.†   (source)
  • I know it's a waste of breath trying to convince you you're not a cunning real estate speculator.†   (source)
  • Today I must be true or false, honest or cunning, faithful or unfaithful to my people.†   (source)
  • Her mouth fell into a deepness, into a look of unconscious cunning.†   (source)
  • MORE (With cunning) I'll answer that question for one person only, the King.†   (source)
  • But then, one never knew—they were such cunning swine!†   (source)
  • In the silence they feared some cunning devilry of his, but they could not sit there for ever.   (source)
    cunning = cleverness and deception
  • All you needed was luck and cunning and boldness.   (source)
    cunning = cleverness and ability to deceive
  • If she were Armstrong intent on murder, it was cunning that she would employ, not force.   (source)
    cunning = cleverness
  • The pigs were in ecstasies over Napoleon's cunning.   (source)
  • Stupid and cunning, ruthless and magnanimous-and that there must be some dominating factor that reconciles his two natures.   (source)
    cunning = clever
  • That, he said, was Comrade Napoleon's cunning. He had seemed to oppose the windmill, simply as a maneuver to get rid of Snowball, who was a dangerous character and a bad influence.   (source)
    cunning = cleverness
  • His sharp, mousy features began to shine, his eyes grew small with cunning, his jaws twitched, and he whispered hoarsely: "Man! then you've got bread for one hundred and fifty men too, eh?"   (source)
    cunning = cleverness and deception
  • …and finally Stanislaus Katczinsky, the leader of our group, shrewd, cunning, and hard-bitten, forty years of age, with a face of the soil, blue eyes, bent shoulders, and a remarkable nose for dirty weather, good food, and soft jobs.   (source)
    cunning = being good at achieving goals through cleverness
  • He became cunning; he had idle time in which to devote himself to thoughts of trickery.   (source)
    cunning = clever and deceptive
  • I am not afraid of Shere Khan, but Tabaqui is very cunning.   (source)
    cunning = clever
  • He is clever and cunning and resourceful, but he be not of man stature as to brain.   (source)
    cunning = good at achieving goals through cleverness and deception
  • This was said with a leer of inexpressible cunning.   (source)
  • Everybody knew Bagheera, and nobody cared to cross his path; for he was as cunning as Tabaqui, as bold as the wild buffalo, and as reckless as the wounded elephant.   (source)
    cunning = clever
  • He is very old and very cunning.   (source)
  • He suddenly stopped and the old cunning look spread over his face, like a wind sweep on the surface of the water.   (source)
    cunning = good at achieving goals through cleverness and deception
  • This vampire which is amongst us is of himself so strong in person as twenty men, he is of cunning more than mortal, for his cunning be the growth of ages, he...   (source)
  • Akela, the great gray Lone Wolf, who led all the Pack by strength and cunning, lay out at full length on his rock, and below him sat forty or more wolves of every size and color, from badger-colored veterans who could handle a buck alone to young black three-year-olds who thought they could.   (source)
    cunning = cleverness
  • There, in the warm litter above the melons, very cunningly hidden, he found twenty-five eggs, about the size of a bantam's eggs, but with whitish skin instead of shell.   (source)
    cunningly = cleverly
  • If it be so, then was he no common man, for in that time, and for centuries after, he was spoken of as the cleverest and the most cunning, as well as the bravest of the sons of the 'land beyond the forest.'   (source)
    cunning = good at achieving goals through cleverness and deception
  • "If the Count escape us this time, and he is strong and subtle and cunning, he may choose to sleep him for a century, and then in time our dear one," he took my hand, "would come to him to keep him company, and would be as those others that you, Jonathan, saw."   (source)
  • He would go down the hillside into the cultivated lands by night, and look very curiously at the villagers in their huts, but he had a mistrust of men because Bagheera showed him a square box with a drop gate so cunningly hidden in the jungle that he nearly walked into it, and told him that it was a trap.   (source)
    cunningly = cleverly
  • This mixture of simplicity and cunning, of superstition and commercial reasoning, aroused Van Helsing, who said, "Mine friend, that Devil is more clever than he is thought by some, and he know when he meet his match!"   (source)
    cunning = good at achieving goals through cleverness and deception
  • I tried to get him to talk of the incident, but he blandly asked me questions as to what I meant, and led me to believe that he was completely oblivious of the affair. It was, I am sorry to say, however, only another instance of his cunning, for within half an hour I heard of him again. This time he had broken out through the window of his room, and was running down the avenue.   (source)
  • and trust to cunning for want of speed.   (source)
    cunning = cleverness
  • A better book than I shall ever write was there; leaf after leaf presenting itself to me, just as it was written out by the reality of the flitting hour, and vanishing as fast as written, only because my brain wanted the insight, and my hand the cunning, to transcribe it.   (source)
  • While Hester stood in that magic circle of ignominy, where the cunning cruelty of her sentence seemed to have fixed her for ever, the admirable preacher was looking down from the sacred pulpit upon an audience whose very inmost spirits had yielded to his control.   (source)
    cunning = clever
  • But he hid it cunningly from men, and walked among you with the mien of a spirit, mournful, because so pure in a sinful world!   (source)
    cunningly = cleverly
  • Continually, and in a thousand other ways, did she feel the innumerable throbs of anguish that had been so cunningly contrived for her by the undying, the ever-active sentence of the Puritan tribunal.   (source)
  • She is a cunning and dangerous woman, said Aunt Lydia.†   (source)
  • And how cunningly spirit and body are knit together.†   (source)
  • And Snape s certainly clever and cunning enough to keep himself out of trouble.†   (source)
  • That you have left no depth of cunning unplumbed in your quest to retrieve the memory?†   (source)
  • She has a delightful laugh, full of mischief and cunning intelligence.†   (source)
  • Don't believe I'm not as cunning and stealthy as you are."†   (source)
  • He was dark and charming, with a quick smile and cunning eyes.†   (source)
  • Why, Piter, where could I find another Mentat with your cunning and venom?†   (source)
  • They filled us up with hate and cunning and the spirit of vengeance.†   (source)
  • But I didn't have the cunning to think of it at the time.†   (source)
  • He hadn't realized he could be so clever, so cunning.†   (source)
  • A concealed vent, cunningly let into the real wall, allowed air to enter from outside.†   (source)
  • He continued in a clipped tone, "My father was, if nothing else, a cunning man.†   (source)
  • Festus would hire the best, most cunning men, experts in tracking their prey.†   (source)
  • The little man was more cunning than she liked.†   (source)
  • "Then the voice grew cunning and said, 'If you remember so clearly, tell me why you are here.'†   (source)
  • An intimate and cunning thing, a secret history of the man who owns it.†   (source)
  • Yet Nehemia could easily be a cunning actress.†   (source)
  • We are one, you and I. Brothers in hate, brothers in cunning, brothers in the spirit of vengeance.†   (source)
  • There was a cunning glimmer in the man's eye.†   (source)
  • If it's a flip-dart, Paul thought, it's a cunning one.†   (source)
  • Don't make the mistake of underestimating a Ra'zac, for they are cunning and full of guile.†   (source)
  • His sister was not without a certain low cunning, but her pride blinded her.†   (source)
  • His close-set eyes shifted from point to point with cunning speed.†   (source)
  • Little did I know how cunningly I was being taught.†   (source)
  • You want cold cunning, I should think, not courage.†   (source)
  • It annoyed Gurney, the cunning and adroitness in battle of these natives.†   (source)
  • "A man of devilish cunning, my Lord," Hawat said.†   (source)
  • He has an old man's caution and a young man's ambition, and has never lacked for cunning."†   (source)
  • His name is Durza-one of the most vicious and cunning fiends to ever stalk this land.†   (source)
  • "They held back knives concealed in cunning pockets within their stillsuits," the lieutenant said.†   (source)
  • Leave us the man and we'll let you run a little longer," it chided with a cunning smile.†   (source)
  • His ambition and his cunning are the only steady qualities in him.†   (source)
  • Yet there was no one to see how cunning she could be.†   (source)
  • I covered my ears against that cunning agony, for it is nothing a woman should ever be made to hear.†   (source)
  • He's cunning, brutal, and greedy, but he's also pragmatic.†   (source)
  • He is cunning like a blood-hungry weasel.†   (source)
  • Mad he may be, but cunning also, and above all else, determined.†   (source)
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