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In Philipps’s telling, Gallagher is a soulless master manipulator who goads his men into committing war crimes in a devious effort to prevent them from turning on him.
ARE THE NAVY SEALS ACTUALLY AWFUL AT THEIR JOBS?GREG JAFFEAUGUST 24, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Exceedingly devious how you hid the context with an ellipses in your tweet.
REP. GOHMERT’S QUESTION ABOUT THE FOREST SERVICE CHANGING EARTH’S ORBIT WAS DUMB, BUT NOT FOR THE REASON YOU THINKPHILIP BUMPJUNE 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Everyone who is a critic of Carlson is engaged in some devious effort to undermine him and his supporters, the truth-teller and the real Americans.
PERHAPS TUCKER CARLSON’S DATA CHERRY-PICKING ISN’T LIMITED TO VACCINESPHILIP BUMPMAY 7, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Easterns are born with an appetite for intrigue, with a love of walking in hidden ways and creeping along devious paths.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
The conversation had come, by some devious route, to Vegetarianism; and the clergyman was disapproving of it.
LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
Fettes, with various liquors singing in his head, returned home with devious footsteps and a mind entirely in abeyance.
TALES AND FANTASIESROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
The remaining bullocks strayed devious, and the douce McLaughlan blandly absorbed the sheep.
IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO MENDCHARLES READE
Then he almost suspected that Lester was being devious and clever.
THE PLANET STRAPPERSRAYMOND ZINKE GALLUN
We still pursued a devious track amid rolling waves of ice, encountering beds of soft snow through which the sledges moved slowly.
THE HOME OF THE BLIZZARDDOUGLAS MAWSON
She looked down the devious track of her past, counted over its unworthy and most unwomanly satisfactions, and wondered.
SEVENOAKSJ. G. HOLLAND
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WORDS RELATED TO DEVIOUS

  • cagey
  • changeable
  • crafty
  • cunning
  • devious
  • dishonest
  • duplicitous
  • elusive
  • evasive
  • false
  • fly-by-night
  • foxy
  • inconstant
  • insecure
  • mutable
  • shifty
  • slick
  • slithery
  • smooth
  • sneaky
  • treacherous
  • tricky
  • two-faced
  • unpredictable
  • unsafe
  • unstable
  • unsteady
  • untrustworthy
  • variable
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