Definitions

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  • adv. In a tricky manner

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a tricky manner; trickishly.

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

  • adv. in an artful manner

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Examples

  • His hand reached down -- only to feel -- but not so quickly as the white hand, which scooped up the coin trickily, with the skill of a prestidigitator.

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  • As that benighted beauty, Alison Lohman plays her part straight and hard, never once cracking under the trickily toned narrative.

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  • Though utterly gorgeous, Rwanda's scenery is perhaps a bit trickily deceptive, because the land is becoming fragile from over-use in this small and densely populated country.

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  • Media commentator Adnan Rehmat agrees that the ready compliance by government with the court order is a case of taking into account varying degrees of the population's faith, while trickily balancing concerns about growing militancy and an Islamist insurgency in the north west of the country.

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  • But it may be the first time in a long while that it's been done so boldly, so trickily, and with with such undisguised malice.

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  • She opened the trickily hinged box and let me look inside.

    Bleeding Violet

  • Got to devise a new A-story to replace one in a trickily twin-time narrative intended for a tie-in novel project.

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  • State Department officials say they are disturbed that these accounts are trickily out.

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  • Sure enough, within 5 minutes of arriving, I made my presence known by tripping on a trickily shaped curb and skinning my knee, something I haven't done since I was 5.

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  • To construe words and tenses so narrowly, they felt, was trickily misleading, deliberately deceptive or even perjurious.

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