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cunning
used in All Quiet on the Western Front

3 uses
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Definition
being good at achieving goals through cleverness — and typically through deception as well (tricking others)
  • Our peasants are hard and cunning when they bargain.
    Chapter 8 (41% in)
cunning = clever and deceptive
  • ...and finally Stanislaus Katczinsky, the leader of our group, shrewd, cunning, and hard-bitten, forty years of age, with a face of the soil, blue eyes, bent shoulders, and a remarkable nose for dirty weather, good food, and soft jobs.
    Chapter 1 (17% in)
  • cunning = being good at achieving goals through cleverness
  • His sharp, mousy features began to shine, his eyes grew small with cunning, his jaws twitched, and he whispered hoarsely: "Man! then you've got bread for one hundred and fifty men too, eh?"
    Chapter 1 (21% in)
cunning = cleverness and deception
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