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He becomes consumed with making money for his expanding empire—Garfield plays the older, graying version of Jim as a half conniving, half distracted striver.
THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE TURNS THE FALLEN TELEVANGELIST INTO CAMP CURIOSITYSTEPHANIE ZACHAREKSEPTEMBER 17, 2021TIME
In closing arguments in June 2017, Theobald did everything in her power to discredit Jennifer, casting her as a desperate, conniving woman.
HE BEAT HER REPEATEDLY. FAMILY COURT TRIED TO GIVE HIM JOINT CUSTODY OF THEIR CHILDREN.BY MEGAN O’MATZSEPTEMBER 16, 2021PROPUBLICA
Women felt judged according to a lingering belief that while the pure souls perished, the conniving ones survived.
WHY THE STORIES OF JEWISH WOMEN WHO FOUGHT THE NAZIS REMAINED HIDDEN FOR SO LONGJUDY BATALIONAPRIL 8, 2021TIME
It has come to the notice of the Committee that many parents are conniving at the practice of having liquor at adolescent parties.
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON MORAL DELINQUENCY IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTSOSWALD CHETTLE MAZENGARB ET AL.
I fear the latter—He has ever kept too strict a course to admit his conniving at such licence.
PEVERIL OF THE PEAKSIR WALTER SCOTT
If some dozen of the conniving deputies had been sent there, Warden Tapp might have had less to extenuate.
THE INCENDIARYW. A. (WILLIAM AUGUSTINE) LEAHY
In the former event, if I remained silent, I should be conniving at a marriage which would make her miserable for life.
THE MOONSTONEWILKIE COLLINS
Leaflets ovate, glandless or glandular, with the serratures conniving.
PARSONS ON THE ROSESAMUEL BROWNE PARSONS
Changes had crept in, Marilla conniving at them resignedly, until it was as sweet and dainty a nest as a young girl could desire.
ANNE OF GREEN GABLESLUCY MAUD MONTGOMERY
Well, if being conniving and tricky are fine traits, I suppose they are, but personally I can't see it.
TWELVE MENTHEODORE DREISER
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO CONNIVING

  • artful
  • calculating
  • conniving
  • crafty
  • cunning
  • designing
  • duplicitous
  • foxy
  • slippery
  • tricky
  • underhand
  • wily
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