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  • adjective comparative form of cunning: more cunning


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  • I could have told her, I was much cunninger than to let her know my stock; which, on

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • But, alas! it would never answer; for there were some among them stronger, and some more cunning than others, and these became masters of the rest; for as sure as your groom rides your horses, because he is a cunninger animal than they, so surely will the animal that is cunninger or stronger than he, sit upon his shoulders in turn.

    The Vicar of Wakefield

  • And the man with the smoke-grey eyes, who was cunninger than the other man, but also prouder, said to her with his eyes: We are living!

    The Plumed Serpent

  • The rest were brought back next time; but the longer they lived, the cunninger they got at dodging, till sometimes the bull tired first, and then they said the god was content for the day.

    The King Must Die

  • "Meanwhile do thou have thine eyes like those in a peacock's tail, all around thee, for this Master Spikeman is cunninger than all the foxes whose tails Samson tied together."

    The Knight of the Golden Melice A Historical Romance

  • 'Tis true some soft natured women, that are as innocent as Doves, observe not these sort of actions and tricks; but suffer themselves easily to be fopt off by their husbands; or else by a gentle salutation are appeased; but others who are cunninger in the cares of their Shops and Families, can no waies take a view of these doings with eys of pleasure.

    The Ten Pleasures of Marriage and the Second Part, The Confession of the New Married Couple

  • We'se lighter and cunninger; we fly right through them; we go and come again just as we wants to.

    The Quest of the Silver Fleece A Novel

  • Railways and steamships had begun this work of binding man to man by ` ` nobler and cunninger methods. ''

    The History of the Telephone

  • The prophecy of Carlyle had come true, when he said that ` ` men cannot now be bound to men by brass collars; you will have to bind them by other far nobler and cunninger methods. ''

    The History of the Telephone

  • He protests against the revulsion from materialism by saying that "the sordider the stuff, the cunninger the workman's hand," and therefore the Maker may have made the world from matter.

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 10


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