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Philosopher Nick Bostrom conjectures that such an agent might devote all of its superhuman productivity and cunning to “reducing the risk of future disruption” of its precious reward source.

To demonstrate what he calls Jenkins’s cunning nature, Stepp provided a four-page, handwritten letter Jenkins sent him in April 2017, less than two months after the officer had been arrested.

Graham shared that a cunning avian thief once swiped his car keys, which he later discovered dangling from a dock halfway around the island.

The documentary focuses on the ways cunning lawyers have taken advantage of seniors and other vulnerable people.

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It demands the legs of a sprinter, the lungs of a marathoner, and the tactical cunning of a chess grandmaster.

However, the apple had been made with such cunning that only the red part was poisoned.

“Ben, who was as cunning and seductive as Diane, really wooed Diane,” says an insider.

Of course, there is the catch that Nancy has always been a bit more cunning and self-centered (though not self-aware) than Piper.

Entertaining used to require intelligence or a measure of wit or, at least, peasant cunning.

Cersei is cunning, focused, and power-hungry—not unlike her father and brothers.

But this time, with all his cunning and perspiration, he could not induce another throb in the tired engines.

Aunty Rosa had credited him in the past with petty cunning and stratagem that had never entered into his head.

In a dream he crossed the crowded hall, avoiding various acquaintances with unconscious cunning.

Whether this aptitude was combined with the sinuous cunning that is essentially Oriental Nigel did not know.

Of these Napoleon was well advised, but Bernadotte was too cunning to allow himself to be compromised absolutely.

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On this page you'll find 173 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cunning, such as: acute, deep, keen, knowing, machiavellian, and sharp.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.