Thesaurus / wily

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They are great fighters, but are also wily, often averting danger by resorting to stratagem.

The Sea-beach at Ebb-tideAugusta Foote Arnold

In reply the wily Mexican attempted to convey an insinuation of bad faith on the part of the American government.

The wily minister, however, had many things to arrange before they set out; but of what nature he did not reveal to his master.

How cutting was the anguish which the good man felt, when he perceived this turn in the wily Prince!

The Castle of OtrantoHorace Walpole

It was just at this point that the wily farmer said to me, "Now I'm going to start placing the fifteen sheep."

Amusements in MathematicsHenry Ernest Dudeney

The wily fellow counted on the suddenness of the move and the abrupt change of angle of fire to escape.

Without compromising one jot of his own dignity, the wily eunuch's answer was yet temperate and respectful to the Great King.

SarchedonG. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville

Dick and his men, however, contrived to fare a little better, for they had the wily Johnnie with them.

Each object that moved or breathed was magnified into a wily Indian.

This translation is kept up with spirit, and the present number carries us to The Pardon of the wily transgressor.

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