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Word: artful

Definition: exhibiting art or skill; deceitful; cunning; CF. artifice


Sentences Containing 'artful'

That, these lists could not be proved to be in the prisoner's handwriting; but that it was all the same; that, indeed, it was rather the better for the prosecution, as showing the prisoner to be artful in his precautions.
This extremely artful suggestion Mr. Barkis accompanied with a nudge of his elbow that gave me quite a stitch in my side.
He mentioned it in a very artful manner at council, where I was told that some of the wisest appeared, at least by their silence, to be of my opinion; but others, who were my secret enemies, could not forbear some expressions which, by a side-wind, reflected on me.
Some more artful shall conceal their condition, and palm themselves off on young fellows for gentlewomen and great fortunes.

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