slyness


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shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception

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But if we closely look at the elections, then it's the BJP's slyness that it shows only that portion (of the result) that benefits it," he said.
Groundskeeper Willie's real-life antecedent, the comic-singer Harry Lauder, became the most internationally celebrated Scotsman in the first half of the last century through his exaggeration of Scottish speech, slyness, and care with money, helped by his trademark outfit of kilt, bonnet and curly stick, to present a pawky, almost pre-industrial personality (though Lauder himself started work in the mines).
Eighteenth-century continuators turned to Cervantes's Quijote but stumbled against his characterization of Sancho, unable to reconcile his simplemindedness with the slyness and wit that he oftentimes displays.
They could both coast on their expressive, melancholy eyes, but both can honestly do everything: Dry comedy, secret-agenda slyness, wrenching confusion, burnt-out exhaustion.
Intriguingly, indications of the poets' slyness or even cheekiness in their approach to deities (and also their earthly patrons) have been identified, e.
They obeyed their own rules of survival and believed one had to have the slyness of the fox, as well as the courage of the wolf, for a black man to make it in Red Oak County in 1924.
Anna Chave has observed that, "for a generation of women who came of age in the 1960s, it took a measure of denial and some slyness to imagine that they might have any future as artists.
But how he would get Katrina Ambers, a 2011 graduate of Junction City High School, where she played third base and was a top hitter on the softball team, to Civic Stadium is a story involving slyness and smartphones and sweetly written notes.
According to the source, when Lebanon's Muslim politicians spoke about the necessity of Christians agreeing together in order to resolve the presidential deadlock, "they always did it with a big dose of sarcasm and slyness.
Many of them held the neo-Lamarckian opinion that "black people" in particular had somehow "inherited" vices such as laziness, stubbornness or slyness.
The bad guys are filled with intrigue, slyness and not much to commend them, sundry of the characters fall into a cold-blooded, bad guy crowd.
HOME Secretary Theresa May was accused of slyness and dishonesty by furious Tories last night after breaking her promise to let MPs vote on the European Arrest Warrant.
Gilbert comes on like a revving monster-truck engine, backed by heavy rock guitar, but there's a slyness to his singing.
The acts of simpletons that the hierarchy is putting up are just no match to the demonstrated slyness of this murder brigade.