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noun as in trick

noun as in ability

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The intended effect of this sleight of hand was to make these topics seem related, when of course they are not, Drennen said.

Because if all the tricky problems could be transformed with such algorithmic sleight of hand, the consequences for society—for humanity and our planet—would be enormous.

There’s been no greater act of magic in technology than the sleight of hand performed by Moore’s Law.

Centuries have gone into the making of these rules and assumptions — and a bit of sleight of hand, as well.

Brate studies the way Kelce moves, the subtle steps and sleights he uses to come open with staggering frequency, even when the defense knows his quarterback will probably target him.

Like any good suspense novelist, Shields is a master of evasion and sleight-of-hand.

To posit that the war brings us closer to faith is a sleight of hand that makes fools of us all.

He does the heavy lifting, and she passes it off with a sleight of hand.

Catching Fire perpetuates an ideological vision that, today, is a sleight-of-hand.

This option creates bad optics as well, because it looks like the old pork-barrel log rolling and legislative sleight-of-hand.

The old sleight-of-hand expert had stolen it, sure, and slipped it under his robe.

Just think: after five years of desertion, and trouble without end, and it all put right by a little sleight-of-hand.

They were also adepts in tricks of sleight of hand, and had no mean acquaintance with what is called natural magic.

This can be accomplished in several ways, either mechanically or purely by sleight of hand.

He shot out his hand and produced his watch with the celerity of a sleight-of-hand performer.


On this page you'll find 25 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sleight, such as: artifice, craft, cunning, deception, hoax, and stratagem.

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