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Synonyms for clever

exhibiting or possessing skill and ease in performance

amusing or pleasing because of wit or originality

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showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others

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mentally quick and resourceful

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showing inventiveness and skill

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Then Clever Elsie began to weep and said: 'If I get Hans, and we have a child, and he grows big, and we send him into the cellar here to draw beer, then the pick-axe will fall on his head and kill him.
Hans had been at home for a long time, but Elsie did not come; then said he: 'What a clever Elsie I have; she is so industrious that she does not even come home to eat.
But there, the clever people are such a very insignificant minority that it really doesn't much matter if they are unhappy.
Which reminds me that you have a new companion on this adventure--he looks very clever and bright.
A clever pretty woman makes an atmosphere about her in which the nerves relax and the feelings soften.
A donkey," answered des Lupeaulx; "but, as you see, he uses means,-- he gives monstrances; he succeeds, thanks to some clever hand that pulls the wires.
The man who stole it is not such a fool as to let me have it without keeping a copy for himself; he is too great a liar to admit it, and too clever in his business to give it up.
But this great French actor who played the policeman--this clever corpse the harlequin waltzed with and dandled and threw about--he was--" His voice again failed him, and he turned his back to run.
It was clever to come from Canada (with a Paris ticket, I suppose) just a week after Mrs.
Then there were the bromide powders which she had made up, and her clever male impersonations, as Dorcas recounted them to us.
When they groaned in their misery and toil, they were persuaded to keep on in their misery and toil by pretty tales of a land beyond the skies where they would live famously and fat while the clever ones roasted in everlasting fire.
If them two clever ones have made up their minds to it, what's left for me to do?
Why, if it had been--a smothering instead of a wedding,' Mrs Flintwinch cast about in her mind with great pains for this form of expression, 'I couldn't have said a word upon it, against them two clever ones.
You're a clever boy, my dear,' said the playful old gentleman, patting Oliver on the head approvingly.
Maggie kept her face buried without the aid of principle, for in that dream-suggestive attitude she had soon forgotten where she was, and her thoughts were busy with the poor deformed boy, who was so clever, when Tom called out, "Now then, Magsie