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showing cleverness and originality
  • Mrs. Penniman desired to represent the ingenious Mr. Townsend as the hero.
    Chapter 7 (7% in)
ingenious = clever (inventive and skillful)
  • Venture to appear as disinterested as you are!" said Mrs. Penniman ingeniously.
    Chapter 16 (67% in)
  • Catherine was far from saying to herself that this was an ingenious sophism; but she met the appeal none the less squarely.
    Chapter 18 (45% in)
  • She would try to appear good, even if her heart were perverted; and from time to time she had a fancy that she might accomplish something by ingenious concessions to form, though she should persist in caring for Morris.
    Chapter 19 (86% in)
  • Here, suddenly, Morris was interrupted; these ingenious inquiries had not reached Catherine's ears.
    Chapter 20 (93% in)
  • "I don't know!" said Catherine, less ingeniously than she had hitherto spoken.
    Chapter 31 (97% in)

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