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Save for a certain air of craftiness, he was representative and intelligent.

"Oh, I understand," she replied, a hint of craftiness creeping into her voice.

Her look of craftiness had changed at once to one of startled distress.

These are they who are honorable men of the earth, who were blinded by the craftiness of men.

For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.

And bitter indeed was it to see the crafty flourishing in their craftiness.

For it is written, 'He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.'

Craftiness is a quality in the mind and a vice in the character.

So great was the desire in him that craftiness grew in his brain.

But he looked too much to men, their power and their craftiness.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, crafti, from Old English cræftig "strong, powerful," later "skillful, ingenious," degenerating by c.1200 to "cunning, sly" (but through 15c. also "skillfully done or made; intelligent, learned; artful, scientific") from craft (n.) + -y (2). Related: Craftily; craftiness.

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