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  • noun Plural form of cleverness.

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Examples

  • My favourite little clevernesses are around the windscreen wipers.

    Volkswagen get too clever

  • My favourite little clevernesses are around the windscreen wipers.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • Tihs diskushun wuz peepz wanting ebbery1 2 b able to seeing deh clevernesses uv ebbery1 hoo lukked at teh

    Tell Horton - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • Having finally made up his mind as to the insoluble nature of the female problem, he seems inclined to discard mere clevernesses and prettinesses and to advance into the broad arena of real life, with its diversity of actors and its multiplicity of interests.

    Lippincott's Magazine, October 1885

  • And he put out his hand and, by those little clevernesses of manner which he understood so well, made it impossible for Hallowell to go with him to Dorothy.

    Grain of Dust.

  • With your fire-tubes, your handling of troops, and your other fiendish clevernesses, you may not be easy to overthrow by mere human means, though, forsooth, these poor rebels who yap against your city walls have contrived to hold their ground for long enough now.

    The Lost Continent

  • For Tanqueray could be cruel in his contempt for all clevernesses and littlenesses, for all achievements that had the literary taint; but he was on his knees in a moment before the incorruptible divinities.

    The Creators A Comedy

  • And he put out his hand and, by those little clevernesses of manner which he understood so well, made it impossible for Hallowell to go with him to Dorothy.

    The Grain of Dust

  • One finds it is by these fine points, these obvious clevernesses that Fitch paved the way to popular success.

    Representative Plays by American Dramatists: 1856-1911: The Moth and the Flame

  • Having fallen into the common scrape, -- having been pleased by her prettinesses and clevernesses and women's ways, -- I did as so many other men have done.

    John Caldigate

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