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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CUNNINGNESS

At any rate we had no other man to come near him in any cunningness.

It caused about as much excitement as had the failure of the bank because of its cunningness.

Field went away rather impressed by the cunningness of the dodge.

Masters may be more cunning than slaves, but cunningness is not an evidence of a high order of intellectual power.

For seeing the cunningness of the new people, they partly feared and partly despised them.

Before the bishop spoke agin you could see his craziness and his cunningness both working in his face.

Among the wounded was the celebrated chief, Cappayoho, noted among all tribes for his great daring and cunningness in battle.

Revolving this in his mind, Ned saw the cunningness of the two men's movements, if they had actually escaped from Joliet.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "learned, skillful," present participle of cunnen "to know" (see can (v.1)). Sense of "skillfully deceitful" is probably late 14c. As a noun from c.1300. Related: Cunningly.

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