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synonyms for devilry

  • devilment
  • deviltry
  • mischief-making
  • mischievousness
  • naughtiness
  • prankishness
  • rascality
  • roguery
  • roguishness
  • shenanigans
  • trouble
  • wickedness
  • devilishment
  • diablerie
  • high jinks
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How to use devilry in a sentence

He was surrounded with bravado and devilry, with all the disbanded sins of the Flanders regiments.
A CURSORY HISTORY OF SWEARINGJULIAN SHARMAN
The pen can give but a shadow of the drollery and devilry of the sweet, merry rogues that hailed the smiling morn.
IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO MENDCHARLES READE
They are desperate, then, and seem to exult in devilry of all kinds.
A FINAL RECKONINGG. A. HENTY
So I hit him, and hit him rather hard, for what he had said out of pure devilry.
A TRAMP'S NOTEBOOKMORLEY ROBERTS
All the—passez-moi le mot—devilry between the sexes begins at their separation.
LORD ORMONT AND HIS AMINTA, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
You dare to stand there and tell me that, to aid this devilry, you pushed a woman into shame—and that woman Isabel Brooks?
THE ADVENTURES OF HARRY REVELSIR ARTHUR THOMAS QUILLER-COUCH
I hear the voice of that vagabond Arrowhead among them, and he is urging them to set about their devilry this very night.
THE PATHFINDERJAMES FENIMORE COOPER
It gave them joy indeed to think what stupendous powers of devilry they could concentrate on so tiny a stage.
PROSE FANCIESRICHARD LE GALLIENNE
There, amidst riot and devilry, he sat silently puffing at his pipe, with a set face and a smouldering eye.
THE DEALINGS OF CAPTAIN SHARKEYA. CONAN DOYLE
Fleetwood chuckled at a vision of romantic devilry—perfectly legitimate too.
THE AMAZING MARRIAGE, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
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