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not taking a direct or straight line or course

without a fixed or regular course

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indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way

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characterized by insincerity or deceit

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deviating from a straight course

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and most recently, Google's DeepMind AI branch created a computer that can win the deviously complex game Go.
The NAB has decided to take to task all the big fishes who deviously and wilfully defaulted electricity bills.
You know the owner has probably done a handstand on their nest of tables to get the perfect angle that makes their pokey living room look like the Albert Hall, whilst the cunningly-tilted kitchen blinds deviously mask the neighbouring ASBO family's snarling Rottweilers, NASA sized satellite dish and rampaging cage fighter wannabe sons.
Since its creation, the mullahs' regime has deviously misused Islam to pursue its own objectives and cloak deceitful plots for the region.
Nancy Hermiston's no-frills direction kept musical values and singers' needs primarily in mind: nothing distracted the audience's attention from the singers; her direction also brought out subtle complexities and even tenderness in Gilda's relationship with Rigoletto (her deviously possessive father).
Illegal residence permit was seized in the possession of the arrested person, who deviously entered the Lebanese territories.
The reality, however, is that he behaved deviously and arrogantly, indicating that his main objective was to hurt Hasikos, with whom he had a public falling out over a government waste treatment contract renewal a few weeks ago.
Little did Laura know that the whole scene had been deviously devised by Joe months earlier.
Like everyone else on my campus, I plotted greedily and deviously to get three minutes alone with him, at least to chat grinningly and maybe even to miraculously get down to brass tacks about how in heaven's name he and his friend Nelson Mandela managed to contain a savage civil war in which a million people might have been so easily massacred by citizens suddenly freed from a peculiar form of civil slavery after many years of being herded and beaten and cheated and raped and murdered by the grim slave masters.
Starting with a humble shovel and 'block', you can immediately set about altering your gaming environment - and setting up deviously difficult traps and game maps for your opponents.
So, if you missed out on the prize have another go at winning by spotting one of the machines, deviously reduced in size by our mischievous art department and hidden within our pages.
It's a satisfying package of deviously designed brainteasers that will even appeal to players who can't stomach the gore in a regular ''Hitman'' game.
They are imaginative, instructive, and deviously entertaining.
was a tour de force of fluid fun, challenging you to guide your precious liquid through a host of deviously designed puzzles, avoiding explosives, other corrosive liquids and the numerous pitfalls placed across dozens of levels.
But it is blindingly obvious that Mr Hunt deviously misrepresents the Tories' share of responsibility in unfairly heaping all blame on a past Labour administration.