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  • Even unscrupulous pragmatists might want to let their pragmatism rein in their deviousness: even today, computer-searchable archived text seems fundamentally not to be the best medium for winning influence by, um, cageyness.

    Tax Freedom Redux

  • There was a similar cageyness in Elena's reaction, first when we remarked on the close resemblance between her tinhlanga and the ones we saw on Julia's and Laurinda's pots, and then when I expressed surprise at her comment that an older Xihlahla woman had put on her timbita exactly the same decorationsets of three wavy horizontal linesthat Elena said she had "thought of" on her own: Audio 85

    Where Women Make History: Gendered Tellings of Community and Change in Magude, Mozambique

  • I sense a certain cageyness because of what happened when Christianity "ate" the Last Big Philosophical Development qua, modernism -- it stopped being Christian and became liberal.

    Philocrites: Flirting with Emergent, part III

  • I was surprised to hear the former police commissioner of Mumbai, M.N. Singh, argue on my television show that he understood the cageyness of the government on this score.

    Hindustan Times News Feeds 'Views'

  • Their cageyness doesn't prove they're guilty of anything more than careless recordkeeping -- which is OK if you're a clerk at a retail store, but NOT if you're a professional scientist.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • Their cageyness doesn't prove they're guilty of anything more than careless recordkeeping -- which is OK if you're a clerk at a retail store, but NOT if you're a professional scientist.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

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