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Word: wily

Definition: crafty; cunning; artful; N. wile: deceitful stratagem


Sentences Containing 'wily'

A thousand thoughts at once suggested themselves to him on the subject of this new adventure, and it struck him as being ill done and worse advised in him to expose himself to the danger of breaking his plighted faith to his lady; and said he to himself, "Who knows but that the devil, being wily and cunning, may be trying now to entrap me with a duenna, having failed with empresses, queens, duchesses, marchionesses, and countesses?
After a brief skirmish, Mega Man is informed that the two of them are battling Wily as well.
After eight years of growth, Wily was acquired by CA for $375 million in March 2006.
After six months, the robots activate, round up an army, and go on a rampage throughout the city in which Dr. Wily is being held.
After Wily's Robot Masters are defeated, he dispatches four more to combat the protagonist, Spring Man, Slash Man, Shade Man, and Turbo Man. In one of the locations, Mega Man encounters an injured Bass and sends him to Dr. Light's lab for repairs.
Along with some help from his old friends, Mega Man finds potential allies in the mysterious robot pair Bass and Treble, who are later revealed to be in league with Wily.
As usual, Wily begs for mercy, but after giving him six chances to change his ways, Mega Man chooses to finish off the mad doctor for good.
Bass and Treble then take off, leaving Mega Man confused, but convinced that he has new allies and determined to again stop Dr. Wily's plans.
Because of the frequency of her escapes Lenton became known as the "tiny, wily, elusive Pimpernel.
Before escaping, Bass taunts Mega Man for his hesitation ("He who hesitates is lost"), vowing that he, Wily, and Treble will return to get their revenge.
By wily means she ended up captaining her own fighter ship, The Harpy, and brought in Brucilla as her partner.
Certainly a call to the visitors'room had scarcely astonished Andrea less than themselves, for the wily youth, instead of making use of his privilege of waiting to be claimed on his entry into La Force, had maintained a rigid silence.
Cirne holds patents in the area of software related to application performance management, some of which were sold in the acquisition in 2006 of Wily Technology by CA, Inc.
Cirne pioneered businesses application performance management (APM) software technology for as the founder and CEO of Wily Technology, which was acquired by CA, Inc.
He served as Wily Technology's President and Chief Executive Officer until October 2001.
He was responsible for developing Wily Technology's vision of enterprise class application performance management and is credited with bringing it to the Java platform.
However, Wily had always known that he might be imprisoned one day, and so he had constructed four backup Robot Masters in a hidden laboratory, Burst Man, Cloud Man, Junk Man, and Freeze Man. If they did not receive any communication for six months, they would activate and begin searching for their master.
In 2006, Cirne and Wily chairman David Strohm announced a $1 million gift to Dartmouth College.
Mega Man makes his way to Wily's fortress and defeats Bass and Treble, and then Dr. Wily himself.
Picking up directly after the events of "Mega Man 6", the plot involves the protagonist Mega Man once again attempting to stop the evil Dr. Wily, who uses a new set of Robot Masters to free himself from captivity and begin wreaking havoc on the world.
Thanks to the efforts of Mega Man and his friends, Dr. Wily was finally brought to justice.
The games Mega Man 8 and Mega Man and Bass also feature the boss character Tengu Man as one of Dr. Wily's creations.
The gift supported the creation of an endowed scholarship called the Wily Scholars Fund, and to establish a fund for undergraduate internships in early-stage technology companies, called the Wily Initiative Fund.
The most prominent transactions Krivsky made were the acquisition of Boston right-handed pitcher Bronson Arroyo for outfielder Wily Mo Peña. Arroyo made the All-Star team his first year in Cincinnati.
The wily Joker uses his acid flower to dissolve the ropes and escapes, preparing to ambush Two-Face.
Upon driving into the city with Roll and Auto, he sees that it is in ruins, and that he is too late to stop Wily's Robot Masters from liberating the evil scientist. Mega Man gives chase, but is stopped by Bass, a robot with capabilities much like Mega Man's own, and his robotic wolf Treble.
Wily appears on the video monitor and reveals that Bass and Treble are actually his own creations, and that they only gained his trust in order to steal the parts.
Wily explains that as a robot, Mega Man is prevented from harming humans; Mega Man hesitates then replies that he is "more than a robot".

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