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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.
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.
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.
An artful cabal in that council would be able to distract and to enervate the whole system of administration.
When power, therefore, is placed in the hands of so small a number of men, as to admit of their interests and views being easily combined in a common enterprise, by an artful leader, it becomes more liable to abuse, and more dangerous when abused, than if it be lodged in the hands of one man; who, from the very circumstance of his being alone, will be more narrowly watched and more readily suspected, and who cannot unite so great a mass of influence as when he is associated with others.
Indeed, it is good to have an introductory volume which examines in some detail both the poems and prose and that treats the prose works as artful texts essential to Milton's literary career, his self-presentation, and his religious sense of vocation.
The Dickens character who most reflects our dilemma is the Artful Dodger, the young pickpocket who befriends Oliver Twist.
NEW YORK -- Jan Abrams Fine Arts -- "Madame Butterfly Unbound," an exhibition of 24 large-format folios by Leslie Enders Lee, published as a limited edition by Fethra Press - is drawing praise from viewers and opera goers for its elegance and artful simplicity, evoking the time and place of Puccini's masterpiece.
Artful Decoration: Interiors by Fisher Weisman work together to create artistic, unexpected interior design that blends traditional with exotic ideas, and provide a collection of their interiors that will delight any collection strong in interior design.
The Artful Codgers uncovers the secret world of the most unlikely art forgers in history.
Did someone finally tell the Artful Dodger that it's not worth denying or suing over these old prostitution charges because, as the story comes out, what he's alleged to have done wasn't all that bizzare?
We have teamed up with the Gala Theatre, Durham, to give away five pairs of tickets to see the new play, The Artful Lodger, on August 8.
Deftly compiling the most evocative and eclectic works of Schneedorfer, The Horizon Is Far Away intuitively carries readers through an artful and unique approach to the "mind's muse" of the poet.