slyness


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shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception

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2004) proposed a six-factor structure of personality-descriptive adjectives from psycholexical studies in seven languages, listing honesty as the sixth factor and emphasizing trustworthiness, modesty, lack of greed, and lack of slyness.
It is about time to start seeing the national industry flourish by the good quality of its products, their competitive prices and their persuasive marketing strategies rather than by their legal slyness.
Thomas Edison was a brilliant man, and while controversy has been called for his inventive knowledge, his wit and slyness as a business man and thinker cannot be questioned.
The reader can find an ironic contradiction regarding the 'ignorant masses' in the Marquesa's argument; in that the masses are accused of both political ignorance and slyness.
The wasp's stinging and the fox's cunning in "Slow man", or, in "Elizabeth Costello", the circus seal's compliant going through with the show, the cat's slyness, the dying whale's resistance to hungry flecks of goldfish and even the imperialistic imagination's dismissive portrayals of the postcolonial writer as an aping Disneyian character (Daisy Duck or Mickey Mouse) are all attributes epitomized by the 'Costello woman', to use Paul's disparaging epithet.
They possess their own intelligence and keep their own counsel; their slyness and self-possession make them resistant to interpretation, almost indecipherable.
Whether this information is a potential danger for Macedonia depends by the politicians' slyness," says Markovski.
The sub-articles No (a) says it in a legal slyness that the referendum vote shall only be about sustaining the system of government established by virtue of the CPA and the constitutional dictates, the consequence of which shall be unity of the Sudan.
The Infinities is a shortish book, but densely loaded with Nabokovian slyness, gorgeous imagery and disturbing insights into what it means to be mortal.
The film, based on a novel by Robert Harris, twists and turns with knowing slyness, unfolding at a pace that both entrances the viewer and allows the story to develop quite perfectly.
35) According to Dorina Nastase, de jure, the lawmaker has removed, with slyness, the claim of national church status for BOR.
It's been conveniently overlooked that the goal scored by WilliamGallas from Henry's slyness only denied Ireland the chance of a probable penalty shoot-out.
The show could have used more slyness, which is only hinted at - such as in Mary and Bert's relationship.
26), or her comments about the system such as "existing socialism socialized people into passivity, servility, and slyness in relation to estranged conditions, and that we suffer the consequences to this day" (p.
However, it is the slyness of names, the shrewdness of metaphors that allows Sharon to be the heir of Samson; Binyamin Ben-Eliezer to be the heir of Elazar ben Yair; and the "never failed to fail" president of Israel Shimon Peres to be the heir of Simon Bar Kokhba "the Simon of lies" not "the son of the star.