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Word: devious

Definition: roundabout; erratic; deviating from the straight course; not straightforward; not completely honest; Ex. devious route


Sentences Containing 'devious'

So that Monsoons, Pampas, Nor'-Westers, Harmattans, Trades; any wind but the Levanter and Simoon, might blow Moby Dick into the devious zig-zag world-circle of the Pequod's circumnavigating wake.
As an overladen Indiaman bearing down the Hindostan coast with a deck load of frightened horses, careens, buries, rolls, and wallows on her way; so did this old whale heave his aged bulk, and now and then partly turning over on his cumbrous rib-ends, expose the cause of his devious wake in the unnatural stump of his starboard fin.
It was the devious-cruising Rachel, that in her retracing search after her missing children, only found another orphan.

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