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devious
used in The Mill on the Floss

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deceitful (not honest and straightforward) — often in a complicated, clever manner
  • If, with a crushed heart and eyes half blinded by the mist of tears, she were to walk with a too-devious step through a door-place, she might crush her buckram sleeves too, and the deep consciousness of this possibility produces a composition of forces by which she takes a line that just clears the door-post.
    1.7 -- Book 1 Chapter 7 -- Enter the Aunts and Uncles (17% in)

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