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showing art or skill in performing or doing

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not straightforward or candid

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marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft

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I saw she was giddy and vain--and now,' he added, after a pause, 'I can well believe she was artful too; but so excessively so as to assume an aspect of extreme simplicity and unguarded openness.
Stiff-necked and artful, like the ass, have ye always been, as the advocates of the people.
At last he succeeded in calming her, only by confessing that a feeling of pity, in conjunction with the wine he had drunk, had been too much for him, that he had succumbed to Anna's artful influence, and that he would avoid her.
But forasmuch as she knowed that Simmun, if united to any designing and artful minxes
she would name no names, for that was not her dispositions)--to ANY designing and artful minxes--must be made miserable and unhappy for life, she DID incline towards prewentions.
John Dawkins, otherwise the Artful Dodger, appeared.
The Artful, meantime, who was of a rather saturnine disposition, and seldom gave way to merriment when it interfered with business, rifled Oliver's pockets with steady assiduity.
The Artful shall give you another suit, my dear, for fear you should spoil that Sunday one.
At his, Master Bates roared again: so loud, that Fagin himself relaxed, and even the Dodger smiled; but as the Artful drew forth the five-pound note at that instant, it is doubtful whether the sally of the discovery awakened his merriment.
They had always thought her disagreeable; they now thought her artful and proud; having quite as good grounds for that judgment as you and I probably have for many strong opinions of the same kind.
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Synopsis: "The Artful Year: Celebrating the Seasons and Holidays with Crafts and Recipes" by Jean Van't Hul is specifically written, organized and presented to facilitate celebrating the seasons and holidays by embracing creative activities engaged in together as a family.
He sang the vocals on soulful house track Do What We Do, with Artful & Ridney - Artful aka Mark Hill, Former Artful Dodgers, producer and co-writer of Craig David's Born To Do It album.
This Friday sees the return of Artful to XY at Saint Judes.
BAE Systems has launched Artful, the latest state-of-the-art submarine into the dock at its site in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.