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devious
used in Oliver Twist

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deceitful (not honest and straightforward) — often in a complicated, clever manner
  • In a dreadful state of doubt and uncertainty, the agonised young woman staggered to the gate, and then, exchanging her faltering walk for a swift run, returned by the most devious and complicated route she could think of, to the domicile of the Jew.
    Chapter 13 — Some New Acquaintances Are Introduced to the Intelligent.... (89% in)

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