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There is more of artfulness in the flatteries which appear to involve a calculating intention to say the nice agreeable thing.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
Mr. Chamberlain omitted to mention the last-named impost, but no doubt that was his artfulness.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 158, APRIL 28, 1920VARIOUS
The artfulness of the commissionersʼ scheme was too apparent for Paterno and Buencamino to accept it.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
Nita saw through the girl before her, her artfulness, her assumptions, and despised her already.
THEY LOOKED AND LOVEDMRS. ALEX MCVEIGH MILLER
All women display an innocent artfulness, the first time they find themselves facing motherhood.
THE PETTY TROUBLES OF MARRIED LIFE, COMPLETEHONORE DE BALZAC
That on occasions he displayed artfulness and guile—duplicity, in fact—is not to be denied.
ISLAM HER MORAL AND SPIRITUAL VALUEARTHUR GLYN LEONARD
He proceeded about the business of fomenting dissatisfaction and strife with an artfulness surprising in one of his type.
WEST WIND DRIFTGEORGE BARR MCCUTCHEON
"Watchin' out for evidence in a law case, probably," growled Cap'n Sproul, the fear of onshore artfulness ever with him.
THE SKIPPER AND THE SKIPPEDHOLMAN DAY
He pressed the young man's hand sympathetically, and a wink of intense artfulness gave point to his last remark.
AT SUNWICH PORT, COMPLETEW.W. JACOBS
The reader will see the extreme artfulness of the plot, but in all wrongdoing there is sooner or later a slip up.
BIDWELL'S TRAVELS, FROM WALL STREET TO LONDON PRISONAUSTIN BIRON BIDWELL
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WORDS RELATED TO ARTFULNESS

  • abilities
  • adeptness
  • adroitness
  • aptitudes
  • artistry
  • arts
  • cleverness
  • competences
  • cunning
  • dexterities
  • expertness
  • ingenuity
  • knacks
  • know-hows
  • proficiencies
  • techniques
  • artfulness
  • bettering
  • cageyness
  • canniness
  • competition
  • competitive advantage
  • competitive edge
  • cunning
  • cutthroat
  • gamesmanship
  • outfoxing
  • outsmarting
  • outwitting
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