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Synonyms for cunningly

in an attractive manner


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Thus spake the old magician, looked cunningly about him, and then seized his harp.
He did not rob openly, but stole secretly and cunningly, out of respect for club and fang.
It was not in the mate's province to go out in the boats, and though I manoeuvred cunningly for it, Wolf Larsen never granted me the privilege.
And now, my noble Lord - Nay, pardon, I have here a Lucca damask, The very web of silver and the roses So cunningly wrought that they lack perfume merely To cheat the wanton sense.
Upon the other Stands Silence with a crystal in her hand, No bigger than the smallest ear of corn, That wavers at the passing of a bird, And yet so cunningly wrought that one would say, It breathed, or held its breath.
And he took his strong spear, pointed with shining bronze, and on his valiant head set a well-made helm of adamant, cunningly wrought, which fitted closely on the temples; and that guarded the head of god-like Heracles.
He got on a little with the drinking--but still cunningly, by slow degrees.
He manoeuvred so cunningly that I could not get within half a dozen rods of him.
For hours, in fall days, I watched the ducks cunningly tack and veer and hold the middle of the pond, far from the sportsman; tricks which they will have less need to practise in Louisiana bayous.
Though I cannot tell why it was exactly that those stage managers, the Fates, put me down for this shabby part of a whaling voyage, when others were set down for magnificent parts in high tragedies, and short and easy parts in genteel comedies, and jolly parts in farces --though I cannot tell why this was exactly; yet, now that I recall all the circumstances, I think I can see a little into the springs and motives which being cunningly presented to me under various disguises, induced me to set about performing the part I did, besides cajoling me into the delusion that it was a choice resulting from my own unbiased freewill and discriminating judgment.
How my fool of a soft-headed soft-hearted brother would rage if he knew how cunningly I have saved his pocket.
But the next morning Glumdalclitch, my little nurse, told me the whole matter, which she had cunningly picked out from her mother.
As Peter wrote, "We have not followed cunningly devised fables, but were eye witnesses of his majesty.
My sources tell me brewers Innis & Gunn have delivered both candidates a crate of the Smoke & Mirrors beer which is cunningly laced with a "truth serum".
has urged consumers to go to their stores to get authentic Daiso products in the Philippines as they warned of other establishments bearing a cunningly similar concept with Daiso Japan.