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Part of speech: adjective

Artful in doing things secretly; cunning; crafty.

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Usage examples "sly":

  1. The old man had only interrupted her tale with a few sly questions as to her love- affair and her religion; for when she had told him that Diodoros was under the care of Christians, it had occurred to him that this simply but not poorly dressed girl, with her modest ways and sweet, calm face, might herself be a Christian. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  2. A sly, wicked face, and awful eyes. - "The Princess Virginia", C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson.
  3. You are too eager for Georgian's money; too little interested in herself; and you are too sly in your ways. - "The Chief Legatee", Anna Katharine Green.