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  • adv. With cunning, cleverly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a cunning manner; with cunning.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Skilfully; cleverly; artistically.
  • Shrewdly; wisely.
  • Artfully; craftily; with subtlety; with fraudulent contrivance.
  • Prettily; attractively; piquantly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in an artful manner
  • adv. in an attractive manner


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  • They wafted into stores around November, and as their title cunningly suggested, were aimed at the super-rich who spent their winters sailing round tiny islands in humongous boats. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph

  • As the title cunningly implies this piece is taken from a test loop prior to Robert's appearance at The Kitchen Video Arts Center in New York, February 5th 1978.


  • Nothing in this, nor yet the next world, would tempt a Coast Indian into the compact centres of the wild portions of the park, for therein, concealed cunningly, is the "lure" they all believe in.

    Legends of Vancouver

  • There was a phrase cunningly introduced and ambiguously worded, which seemed to mean that he had come by his wound in her cause.


  • I think we should all try to sneak a cunningly folded piece of paper into the book so that what he actually puts his name to is a document saying:

    The Guardian World News

  • As Huxley would explain, these sources exchange arguments founded "upon the best available evidence fully and honestly set forth" for strings of half-truths, catch phrases, and scapegoats that "cunningly" associate "the lowest passions with the highest ideals."

    Mark Cassello: The Road to a New Progressive Narrative, Part Two: The Right's Winning Non-Rational Propaganda

  • There was a freshness and vivacity in his enjoyment of his supper which was pleasing to Cornelia for several reasons: it was evidently very far from being affected, was consequently indirectly complimentary to her, and showed a certain boyishness in him which contrasted very agreeably, or, as Cornelia would have said, "cunningly," with his mature and intellectual aspect.


  • The garden was a miniature domain, twenty feet square, that somehow cunningly seduced the eye into a sense and seeming of illimitable vastness.


  • It was a tissue of falsehood cunningly interwoven with truth.

    CHAPTER 28

  • They reassured him countless times; but he could not believe them, and pried cunningly about the lazarette to see with his own eyes.


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