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ingenious
used in The Adventures of Augie March

5 uses
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showing cleverness and originality
  • And I behaved ingeniously too.
    Chapter 8 (59% in)
  • Whereas now—well, it was probably no accident that it was the cripple Hephaestus who made ingenious machines; a normal man didn't have to hoist or jack himself over hindrances by means of cranks, chains, and metal parts.
    Chapter 5 (48% in)
  • She could not stoop for a ball on the tennis court—I standing stiff in a foulard with brown horses on a green background that was ingeniously slipped through a handcarved wooden ring which Renling made popular that season in Evanston—I couldn't witness this, I say, without a push of love and worship in my bowels at the curve of her lips, and triumphant maiden shape behind, and soft, protected secret.
    Chapter 8 (55% in)
  • The Neapolitan passersby grinned and smarted, longing and ironical as they read this ingenious challenge.
    Chapter 13 (2% in)
  • I don't recall what ingenious person made this collection, but it certainly was a whopper.
    Chapter 16 (75% in)

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