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Edited with astute commentary by the club’s president, Martin Edwards, this substantial volume gathers 90 essays — both old and new — on the cunning and devious artistry employed by leading authors of crime, suspense and adventure fiction.

Finnegan was a cunning signing as a minor league free agent out of the Oakland system and didn’t allow a run in 21 of his 25 outings.

But Stephen Kotkin's new biography reveals a learned despot who acted cunningly to take advantage of the times.

Raptly, they drink in the cunningly arranged open floor plan.

The soldier looked for a moment cunningly at the hunter, and then suddenly changed his tone.

There were hundreds of racks containing bundles so cunningly rolled that you could see at a glance what was in each.

I have nae clear mind about his coat,” said Alan cunningly; “but it sticks in my head that it was blue.

He grinned cunningly and reached into a pocket, drawing out a paper.

The wainscot cupboard I had so cunningly devised was swinging wide.


On this page you'll find 56 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cunningly, such as: ably, adroitly, aptly, deftly, expertly, and handily.

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