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This virus is incredibly wily, it’s spreading out of control and front-line workers are exhausted.
“WE’VE LET THE WORST HAPPEN”: REFLECTING ON 400,000 DEADBY LOGAN JAFFEJANUARY 23, 2021PROPUBLICA
With the new coronavirus, we’re in the early stages of the learning process, even though it often feels like we’ve been waiting forever to figure out this particularly wily foe.
WHEN THE HUMAN BODY OUTWITS A DEADLY VIRUSNANCY SHUTESEPTEMBER 20, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
I supply a line which, at any rate, rimes; went his wyle means 'turns aside his wiliness.'
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 1 (OF 7) -- ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE; MINOR POEMSGEOFFREY CHAUCER
Must there not be experience on the part of dogs to contend successfully with such wiliness as this?
DOG BREAKINGWILLIAM NELSON HUTCHINSON
Soon after his father's death, in spite of his wiliness, Vassily Ivanovitch was challenged by an injured husband.
THE JEW AND OTHER STORIESIVAN TURGENEV
For them Major Forsyth had the double advantage of a wiliness gained in the turmoil of the world and an upright character.
THE HEROWILLIAM SOMERSET MAUGHAM
I will watch with the wiliness of a snake, that I may sting with its venom.
FRANKENSTEINMARY W. SHELLEY
"What the brethren wanted in strength they had in wiliness," he says.
THE BEGINNERS OF A NATIONEDWARD EGGLESTON.
It was a gallant attack gallantly met, and for once the greater wiliness in fight was shown by the British.
THE GREAT BOER WARARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
Perhaps, too, there is a little wiliness in her determination not to name the new servant's parentage just at present.
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