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Word: underhand

Definition: (underhanded) done slyly and secretly (being dishonest)


Sentences Containing 'underhand'

Fed up with Murphy's underhand activities, Tunstall rides off to Santa Fe to seek the intervention of Gov. Sam Axtell (Alan Baxter).
In 1946, according to the new AAGPBL rules of play, the pitchers were forced to switch gradually from underhand to sidearm delivery.
Jane Jacobs was not a hard thrower, but her underhand fastball fooled batters because she was basically a curveball pitcher.
Nay, some gentlemen are so silly, that they shall carry on an underhand affair with their friend's servant-maid, to their own disgrace, and the ruin of many a young creature.
The Muslim Council of Britain issued a press release pointing out there is a lack of evidence of any forced conversions and suggested it is an underhand attempt to smear the British Muslim population.
The offices which I have myself obtained I never strove for by any underhand means.

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