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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.

Examples Sentences for

Cunning

1) He’s as Cunning as hell
2) 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.
3) How can we teach our children otherwise, Rachael? We are a lethal species, with Cunning and intelligence and gifts beyond the ordinary, but we also have the mood swings and temperaments of our animal cousins and that makes us far too dangerous without laws to guide us
4) But Mr Bumble was Cunning enough; and he at once saw that an opportunity was opened, for the lucrative disposal of some secret in the possession of his better half.
5) 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.
6) The event has proved, that I was a Cunning fool, providing with great circumspection for a possible opportunity of making myself contemptible and wretched for ever.
7) Through the Cunning of their ambitious prefect , Sejanus , the Guard was brought from their Italian barracks into Rome itself
8) 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
9) History, like art, forges something new out of a Cunning recycling of the old.
10) What has procured me the honour of being followed across the Channel by so charming a companion, I cannot, of course, conceive, but, if I mistake it not, the purpose of this flattering attention is not one that would commend itself to my vanity and I think that I am right in surmising, moreover, that the first sound which your pretty lips would utter, as 308 The Scarlet Pimpernel soon as the cruel gag is removed, would be one that would prove a warning to the Cunning fox, which I have been at such pains to track to his lair.’
11) He will not refuse to take you with him, perhaps, when he starts on his noble work; between you, you will have Cunning as well as valour!
12) Even this, however, can be a mask for self-interest: St George, the successful novelist of The Lesson of the Master’, urges the aspiring author Paul Overt to abandon all worldly preoccupations; but we cannot be sure that this is not just a Cunning device to separate him from the woman he loves, who St George then proceeds to marry himself.
13) 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.
14) Not a loophole was left, through which the bravest, the most Cunning man might escape.
15) Evidently the slumberer, deep in dreamless sleep, would not interfere with Chauvelin’s trap for catching that Cunning Scarlet Pimpernel.
16) Whereas Innocence, having no such Purpose, walks fearlessly and carelessly through Life; and is consequently liable to tread on the Gins, which Cunning hath laid to entrap it.
17) Chauvelin had been too intent on listening to the sound of those approaching footsteps, to notice what his Cunning adversary had been doing.
18) Chauvelin had been too intent on listening to the sound of those approaching footsteps, to notice what his Cunning adversary had been doing.
19) 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.
20) 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.
21) History, like art, forges something new out of a Cunning recycling of the old.
22) Marguerite looked round at everyone, at the aristocratic high-typed Norman faces, the squarely-built, fair-haired Saxon, the more gentle, humorous caste of the Celt, wondering which of these betrayed the power, the energy, the Cunning which had imposed its will and its leadership upon a number of high-born English gentlemen, among whom rumour asserted was His Royal Highness himself.
23) 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.
24) What has procured me the honour of being followed across the Channel by so charming a companion, I cannot, of course, conceive, but, if I mistake it not, the purpose of this flattering attention is not one that would commend itself to my vanity and I think that I am right in surmising, moreover, that the first sound which your pretty lips would utter, as 308 The Scarlet Pimpernel soon as the cruel gag is removed, would be one that would prove a warning to the Cunning fox, which I have been at such pains to track to his lair.’
25) She is the most famous example of a Cunning woman in her country
26) I was a regular Cunning sneak when I was at school.
27) But so far the young Englishman had been able to keep those horrible fangs from his jugular and now, as they fought less fiercely for a moment, to regain their breath, Tarzan formed a Cunning plan.
28) Marguerite looked round at everyone, at the aristocratic high-typed Norman faces, the squarely-built, fair-haired Saxon, the more gentle, humorous caste of the Celt, wondering which of these betrayed the power, the energy, the Cunning which had imposed its will and its leadership upon a number of high-born English gentlemen, among whom rumour asserted was His Royal Highness himself.
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) Especially one of his own kind who had all the Cunning and intelligence along with special training