Thesaurus / sly
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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.
READING, THAT STRANGE AND UNIQUELY HUMAN THING - ISSUE 94: EVOLVINGLYDIA WILSONDECEMBER 23, 2020NAUTILUS
Jones said this with a chuckle and a sly expression in his face, as he glanced meaningly at his companion.
THE FLOATING LIGHT OF THE GOODWIN SANDSR.M. BALLANTYNE
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.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON - SWANSTON EDITION VOL. 25 (OF 25)ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
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.'
This contriver of miracles, of a countenance at once sanctimonious, artful and sly, preceded other prelates carrying banners.
WORDS RELATED TO SLY
- handling with kid gloves
- keeping on one's toes
- on guard
- on the lookout
- on the qui vive
- thinking twice
- walking on eggs
- watching one's step
- watching out
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