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adjective as in cunning

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Not surprisingly, 36 percent said these well-laid plans had backfired and scared off potential husbands.

The Lagos of my childhood was a well-laid-out maritime city.

Iran is once again confounding hopes, and well-laid plans, for a significant start in dealing with its nuclear aspirations.

This property is well laid out, and has a considerable number of dwellings already erected on it for the workpeople.

It was a curious chapter of accidents that brought all these well laid plans to nought.

Within it is very large and well laid out, but dirty and in great want of fresh painting.

Their cities were well laid out, and presented evidence of educated minds and mechanical ingenuity.

How should he rid himself of this rival, this obstacle in the way of his well-laid plans, this interloper into his caravan?


On this page you'll find 24 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to well-laid, such as: crackerjack, smart, smooth, able, adroit, and canny.

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