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wily
used in The Hound of the Baskervilles

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Definition
clever and good at tricking others to achieve a goal
  • So wily was he that he had not trusted himself upon foot, but he had availed himself of a cab so that he could loiter behind or dash past them and so escape their notice.
    Chapter 4 — Sir Henry Baskerville (81% in)
  • Even now we have no clear case against this very wily man.
    Chapter 13 — Fixing the Nets (96% in)

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