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Google security researchers are warning people to be on the lookout for a squad of sly hackers believed to be North Korean agents.
As Xu Bing himself has noted, his made-up characters “seem to upset intellectuals,” in a sly sendup of our respect for the written word.
Jones said this with a chuckle and a sly expression in his face, as he glanced meaningly at his companion.
In the first place, one element of public-house talk—the overt or sly indecency—is left out.
THE CHEQUERSJAMES RUNCIMAN
He had known men who were almost as sly as rats; but on the whole he looked upon them as inferior beings.
There was a sly emphasis on the word, and a subtle humor in his look that showed the old detective at his worst.
THE CIRCULAR STUDYANNA KATHARINE GREEN
We got Fanny a dress on the sly, gaudy black velvet and Duchesse lace.
Zizi knew from the sly and obstinate look in her eyes that Molly was lying and that she intended to stick to it.
IN THE ONYX LOBBYCAROLYN WELLS
Keep the paper in your hand; and when he is fairly under way talking, you steal a sly peep at it.'
ALONEMARION HARLAND
This contriver of miracles, of a countenance at once sanctimonious, artful and sly, preceded other prelates carrying banners.

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