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cunning
used in Dracula

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Definition
being good at achieving goals through cleverness — and typically through deception as well (tricking others)
  • He is cunning, as I know from Mr. Jonathan and from the way that all along he have fooled us when he played with us for Miss Lucy's life, and we lost,
    Chapter 15 (70% in)
cunning = clever and deceptive
  • I tried to get him to talk of the incident, but he blandly asked me questions as to what I meant, and led me to believe that he was completely oblivious of the affair. It was, I am sorry to say, however, only another instance of his cunning, for within half an hour I heard of him again. This time he had broken out through the window of his room, and was running down the avenue.
    Chapter 12 (63% in)
  • This vampire which is amongst us is of himself so strong in person as twenty men, he is of cunning more than mortal, for his cunning be the growth of ages, he...
    Chapter 18 (32% in)
  • This vampire which is amongst us is of himself so strong in person as twenty men, he is of cunning more than mortal, for his cunning be the growth of ages, he...
    Chapter 18 (32% in)
  • If it be so, then was he no common man, for in that time, and for centuries after, he was spoken of as the cleverest and the most cunning, as well as the bravest of the sons of the 'land beyond the forest.'
    Chapter 18 (57% in)
  • He suddenly stopped and the old cunning look spread over his face, like a wind sweep on the surface of the water.
    Chapter 20 (64% in)
  • This was said with a leer of inexpressible cunning.
    Chapter 20 (65% in)
  • He is clever and cunning and resourceful, but he be not of man stature as to brain.
    Chapter 25 (85% in)
  • This mixture of simplicity and cunning, of superstition and commercial reasoning, aroused Van Helsing, who said, "Mine friend, that Devil is more clever than he is thought by some, and he know when he meet his match!"
    Chapter 26 (25% in)
  • "If the Count escape us this time, and he is strong and subtle and cunning, he may choose to sleep him for a century, and then in time our dear one," he took my hand, "would come to him to keep him company, and would be as those others that you, Jonathan, saw."
    Chapter 26 (70% in)

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