guileful


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marked by skill in deception

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The sly dishonesty of a Shimon Peres, the guileful deceits of an Ehud Olmert, the sweet talking of a Bibi Netanyahu - all these belong to the past.
Up his sleeve Sbragia had the guileful Steed Malbranque, whose ability to craft openings might at last come in handy again now Kenwyne Jones had finally rediscovered the ability to finish them.
Panesar is England's most gifted -spinner, by a margin - he has a superb natural action - but he is also the least guileful.
While the simplistic and guileful slogans--three strikes, zero tolerance and so on--which emanate from penal development in the United States have been flashed around the world, Canada has had the benefit of more old fashioned neighbourly communication with that country and sees its realities very clearly.
His account of figures of speech in book 3, "Of Ornament," characterizes them all as dissemblers that "make our talk more guileful and abusing" (55).
Responsible behaviour is bounded by the opportunism of individuals who become guileful and self-seeking when the opportunity arises.
Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a highly successful intracellular pathogen known for its guileful evading mechanisms from the protective immune response and cause chronic disease in human.
A Newfoundlander (not Danny Williams) suggests a nickname for Our Steve: "Sleveen"--defined in the Dictionary of Newfoundland English as, "a guileful fellow--a schemer, a trickster.
To be clear, I view noir as tacitly representing the viewer him- or herself on screen, not in the form of any particular character but in the barrier-defying, horizontal trajectory of chiaroscuro itself--a line of sight that exists in space and that could by occupied by a beholder, but which would reveal nothing of the guileful machinations the audience witnesses.
Its retelling of the classic myth of Cupid and Psyche offers, Handel-style, a splendid showcase for duelling prime donne: the innocent, slightly vain, not-too-bright Psyche and the guileful, vainglorious Venus, her reluctant mother-in-law-to-be.
As played by the inspired Kyra Sedgwick on "The Closer," Brenda was a fast-food junkie flibbertigibbet off the job, but an iron gauntlet on it, capable of reining in a squad of men-will-be-boys investigators and tripping up and breaking even the most guileful suspects in the interrogation room.
So sailed guileful Odysseus, so sailed Pious Aeneas, And cloudless skies brought sleep, Stilling th'unmasterable, surging deep, The helmsman stilled, his sea-craft guiding.
Yet worse than guileful Frenchmen, come Our own to lay us low, Bid us forsake our cherished home, And force us thence to go.
A sustained dramatic critique of corruption in courts of law, and its link with avarice, is found in Wisdom, in which the faculty of Understanding, once he succumbs to temptation, is represented as a guileful lawyer.