Chicanery in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Chicanery

Deception by use of trickery, quibbling, or subterfuge. | (countable, law) A slick performance by a lawyer.

Short Example Sentences for Chicanery

  • 1. The suit proceeded with all the languor and chicanery of the period. 🔊
  • 2. As Dennis put it, there was "any amount of chicanery about the whole affair. 🔊

How to use Chicanery in Sentences?

  • 1. But the thought of his well-meant chicanery was heavy on his mind and it was not unmixed with apprehension. 🔊
  • 2. Perhaps he has been baffled and defeated by deception; overcome by chicanery until his faith died within him. 🔊
  • 3. Government has lost its mystery: even diplomacy has somewhat changed from lying and chicanery to common-sense dealing. 🔊
  • 4. The long-practiced, skillful chicanery of competitive methods, would be at a discount; they would be worse than useless! 🔊
  • 5. It was a contemptible, pitiable piece of chicanery with which Lablache sought to trap the old man into giving his consent and assistance. 🔊
  • 6. I believe there has been a little chicanery practised between Sir William and his lawyer, which will prove but an ugly business. 🔊
  • 7. By this chicanery they contrive to subject or retain under their yoke all those who are weak enough to be led by the contradictory doctrines of these blind guides. 🔊
  • 8. However, because of the good relationship between Kiamil Pasha and myself, he acknowledged this bit of chicanery and duly rectified it. 🔊
  • 9. Goats and buffaloes were flung into the flaming crater long after the offering of human victims was discontinued, but, alas for the chicanery of a degenerate age! 🔊
  • 10. Incensed at the repeated chicanery of politicians who alternately made and evaded their promises, a group of suffragettes known as the "militants" resorted to open violence. 🔊
  • 11. That plot came to an end amidst the confusion of their persecutors, but fresh accusations may be daily contrived and buttressed by the chicanery of State. 🔊