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Cunning

adverb

1) Knowing; skillful; dexterous.

2) Wrought with, or exhibiting, skill or ingenuity; ingenious; curious; as, cunning work.

3) Crafty; sly; artful; designing; deceitful.

4) Pretty or pleasing; as, a cunning little boy.

5) Knowledge; art; skill; dexterity.

6) The faculty or act of using stratagem to accomplish a purpose; fraudulent skill or dexterity; deceit; craft.

Example Sentences for

Cunning

1) Not a loophole was left, through which the bravest, the most Cunning man might escape.
2) If, like Fielding, you see virtue both as spontaneous and as in fairly short supply in the world, this means that the good will find themselves under constant siege without being furnished with the Cunning and vigilance they need to cope with these onslaughts.
3) They never turn aside and they’re as Cunning as hell
4) Through the Cunning of their ambitious prefect , Sejanus , the Guard was brought from their Italian barracks into Rome itself
5) Evidently the slumberer, deep in dreamless sleep, would not interfere with Chauvelin’s trap for catching that Cunning Scarlet Pimpernel.
6) Stay! as he surveyed with a satisfied smile the solitude of the room, the Cunning agent of the French Government became aware of the peaceful, monotonous breathing of some one of my Lord Grenville’s guests, who, no doubt, had supped both wisely and well, and was enjoying a quiet sleep, away from the din of the dancing above.
7) But the heavy lock and massive iron bands baffled both his Cunning and his immense strength, so that he was compelled to bury the chest without having his curiosity satisfied.
8) Especially one of his own kind who had all the Cunning and intelligence along with special training
9) All the roads patrolled and watched, the trap well set, the net, wide at present, but drawing together tighter and tighter, until it closed upon the daring plotter, whose superhuman Cunning even could not rescue him from its meshes now.
10) Not a loophole was left, through which the bravest, the most Cunning man might escape.
11) Where­ 16 SOCIAL PROTEST as Innocence, having no such Purpose, walks fearlessly and care­ lessly through Life; and is consequently liable to tread on the Gins, which Cunning hath laid to entrap it. . . . it is not Want of Sense, but Want of Suspicion by which Innocence is often betrayed. . . . many an innocent Person hath owed his Ruin to this Circumstance alone, that the Degree of Villainy was such as must have exceeded the Faith of every Man who was not himself a Villain.7 That Fielding largely avoids satire in Amelia makes his criticism relatively straightforward, without a stylistic intermediary be­ tween the author's voice and the reader.
12) History, like art, forges something new out of a Cunning recycling of the old.
13) Stay! as he surveyed with a satisfied smile the solitude of the room, the Cunning agent of the French Government became aware of the peaceful, monotonous breathing of some one of my Lord Grenville’s guests, who, no doubt, had supped both wisely and well, and was enjoying a quiet sleep, away from the din of the dancing above.
14) Chauvelin was still absolutely helpless, far more so than he could even have been under a blow from the fist, for now he could neither see, nor hear, nor speak, whilst his Cunning adversary had quietly slipped through his fingers.
15) Armand, according to Chauvelin’s pledged word would be restored to her, but her husband, Percy, whom with every breath she drew she seemed to love and worship more and more, he would fall into the hands of a remorseless enemy, who had no pity for a brave heart, no admiration for the courage of a noble soul, who would show nothing but hatred for the Cunning antagonist, who had baffled him so long.
16) He was on his way, somewhere on this lonely road, and presently he would join them; then the well-laid trap would close, two dozen men, led by one whose hatred was as deadly as his Cunning was malicious, would close round the small band of fugitives, and their daring leader.
17) She felt neither soreness nor weariness; indomitable will to reach her husband in spite of adverse Fate, and of a Cunning enemy, killed all sense of bodily pain within her, and rendered her instincts doubly acute.
18) All the roads patrolled and watched, the trap well set, the net, wide at present, but drawing together tighter and tighter, until it closed upon the daring plotter, whose superhuman Cunning even could not rescue him from its meshes now.
19) Or is the former just a Cunning version of the latter?
20) She had heard Desgas giving orders to his men, and then starting off towards the fort, to get a reinforcement of a dozen more men: six were not thought sufficient to capture the Cunning Englishman, whose resourceful brain was even more dangerous than his valour and his strength.
21) But the heavy lock and massive iron bands baffled both his Cunning and his immense strength, so that he was compelled to bury the chest without having his curiosity satisfied.
22) She knew that Chauvelin would willingly have braved perilous encounters for the sake of the cause he had at heart, but what he did fear was that this impudent Englishman would, by knocking him down, double his own chances of escape; his underlings might not succeed so sell in capturing the Scarlet Pimpernel, when not directed by the Cunning hand and the shrewd brain, which had deadly hate for an incentive.
23) That which inspires respect in woman, and often enough fear also, is her NATURE, which is more naturalsthan that of man, her genuine, carnivoralike, Cunning flexibility, her tiger-claws beneath the glove, her NAIVETE in egoism, her untrainableness and innate wildness, the incomprehensibleness, extent, and deviation of her desires and virtues.
24) She is the most famous example of a Cunning woman in her country
25) He, above all, longed to have the Cunning enemy, who had so long baffled him, helpless in his power; he wished to gloat over him, to enjoy his downfall, to inflict upon him what moral and mental torture a deadly hatred alone can devise.
26) It all looked so peaceful, so luxurious, and so still, that the keenest observer—a veritable prophet—could never have guessed that, at this present moment, that deserted supper-room was nothing but a trap laid for the capture of the most Cunning and audacious plotter those stirring times had ever seen.
27) But I fear me we cannot build our hopes upon the shipwreck of that Cunning devil, 226 The Scarlet Pimpernel and of all his murderous plans.
28) THAT was due to the folly of Robert, and the Cunning of his wife; and it was earned by them before many months had passed away.
29) She felt neither soreness nor weariness; indomitable will to reach her husband in spite of adverse Fate, and of a Cunning enemy, killed all sense of bodily pain within her, and rendered her instincts doubly acute.
30) The plot focuses on a brutal and Cunning group of recently escaped replicants hiding in Los Angeles and the burnt out expert blade runner , Rick Deckard , who reluctantly agrees to take on one more assignment to hunt them down