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synonyms for canting

  • dishonest
  • insincere
  • self-righteous
  • two-faced
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How to use canting in a sentence

She complained that a canting waterman who was one of the brotherhood had held forth against her at a meeting.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
“A short half hour will bring down that canting sergeant and the guard upon us,” cried the leader.
THE SPYJ. FENIMORE COOPER
Reaching the rail by the life-boat davits, he saw at once that the ship was canting far over.
TOM SLADE WITH THE COLORSPERCY K. FITZHUGH
When the Celestial Balances are canting, a man ought to exert himself.
HISTORY OF FRIEDRICH II. OF PRUSSIA, VOL. XIII. (OF XXI.)THOMAS CARLYLE
I knew you for a stout seaman, you rogue, before you took to this long-shore canting.
THE DEALINGS OF CAPTAIN SHARKEYA. CONAN DOYLE
We are in pain to make them scholars, but not men; to talk rather than to know, which is true canting.
THE WORLDS GREATEST BOOKS, VOLUME XIII.VARIOUS
One of those fins sank, canting the ship crookedly, preventing any new take-off.
STORM OVER WARLOCKANDRE NORTON
You shall be at my mercy, where no cool canting villain can wrest you from me!'
SELF-CONTROLMARY BRUNTON
The steering of the model is effected by canting the elevator.
THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF MODEL AEROPLANINGV. E. JOHNSON
But it is useless and canting to say that peccant women are worse than men.
SHE STANDS ACCUSEDVICTOR MACCLURE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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