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synonyms for cannily

  • greedily
  • illiberally
  • meanly
  • miserly
  • parsimoniously
  • stingily
  • ungenerously
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How to use cannily in a sentence

And he had the money—four millions and more, cannily saved from the crash that had ruined so many others.
THE ESCAPE OF MR. TRIMMIRVIN S. COBB
Ba but, I promise, I promise that that what what is chased is chased big and cannily and little little is big too big best.
MATISSE PICASSO AND GERTRUDE STEINGERTRUDE STEIN
Circle cannily round the horse to the left; here at last is something like a slope.
FROM CAPETOWN TO LADYSMITHG. W. STEEVENS
"You've managed to get a good deal of it without looking for it, then," retorted the superintendent cannily.
THE SHRIEKING PITARTHUR J. REES
Could he afford to play the safe game and wait until the building capital should be cannily in Mr. Magnus' bank vaults?
EMPIRE BUILDERSFRANCIS LYNDE
By-and-by the landlord came cannily up to me and whispered in my ear a sort of apology for the rabble of his house.
JOHN SPLENDIDNEIL MUNRO
On the way they would cannily scan the country from the hilltop, to see if the dreaded dragoons were in sight.
SKETCHES OF THE COVENANTERSJ. C. MCFEETERS
It went "cannily" forward, and knew how "to take occasion by the hand," and how to choose its friends.
THE SQUIRE OF SANDAL-SIDEAMELIA EDITH HUDDLESTON BARR
You see, my dear working friends, I am great upon sparing your strength and taking things cannily.
HEALTHJOHN BROWN
"Maybe they've come back early to be on the scene and get a stand-in with the freshies," cannily suggested Jerry.
MARJORIE DEAN, COLLEGE SOPHOMOREPAULINE LESTER
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WORDS RELATED TO CANNILY

  • cannily
  • greedily
  • illiberally
  • meanly
  • miserly
  • parsimoniously
  • stingily
  • ungenerously
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.