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guile
used in Anna Karenina

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Definition
cunning (shrewdness and cleverness) and deceitful
  • "I should have some," said Levin, not without some guile, hoping Veslovsky would be tempted by the vodka, and would go away to them.
    Part Six (28% in)
guile = cunning (shrewd, clever) and deceitful
  • ...scalloped collar, that in such a maidenly fashion hid her long neck at the sides and only showed it in front, her strikingly slender figure, and it seemed to him that she looked better than ever—not because these flowers, this veil, this gown from Paris added anything to her beauty; but because, in spite of the elaborate sumptuousness of her attire, the expression of her sweet face, of her eyes, of her lips was still her own characteristic expression of guileless truthfulness.
    Part Five (11% in)

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