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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.
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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.
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Graham shared that a cunning avian thief once swiped his car keys, which he later discovered dangling from a dock halfway around the island.
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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.
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But this time, with all his cunning and perspiration, he could not induce another throb in the tired engines.
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Aunty Rosa had credited him in the past with petty cunning and stratagem that had never entered into his head.
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In a dream he crossed the crowded hall, avoiding various acquaintances with unconscious cunning.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Whether this aptitude was combined with the sinuous cunning that is essentially Oriental Nigel did not know.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
Of these Napoleon was well advised, but Bernadotte was too cunning to allow himself to be compromised absolutely.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO CUNNING

  • ability
  • ableness
  • adroitness
  • aptness
  • art
  • cleverness
  • command
  • competence
  • craft
  • cunning
  • deftness
  • dexterity
  • dodge
  • facility
  • finesse
  • goods
  • ingeniousness
  • judgment
  • knack
  • know-how
  • line
  • makings
  • oil
  • one's thing
  • prowess
  • readiness
  • savvy
  • sharpness
  • skill
  • skillfulness
  • stuff
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