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ingenuity
used in Oliver Twist

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Definition
the ability to solve problems in smart creative ways
  • This was said in jest; but if the speaker could have seen the evil leer with which the Jew bit his pale lip as he turned round to the cupboard, he might have thought the caution not wholly unnecessary, or the wish (at all events) to improve upon the distiller's ingenuity not very far from the old gentleman's merry heart.
    Chapter 13 — Some New Acquaintances Are Introduced to the Intelligent.... (34% in)
  • Nancy's history was no sooner unfolded to him, than he poured forth a shower of mingled threats and execrations; threatened to make her the first victim of the combined ingenuity of Messrs.
    Chapter 41 — Containing Fresh Discoveries, and Showing that Surprises.... (68% in)

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