Cunning in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Cunning

Sly; crafty; clever in surreptitious behaviour. | (obsolete) Skillful, artful. | (obsolete) Wrought with, or exhibiting, skill or ingenuity; ingenious.

Short Example Sentence for Cunning

  • 1. Herein was the cunning of the smugglers. 🔊
  • 2. Spirit of a cunning one! 🔊
  • 3. He is more cunning than you can imagine. 🔊
  • 4. A cunning laugh interrupted him. 🔊
  • 5. But here is where the cunning of the invention comes in. 🔊
  • 6. A cunning insane light was in his eyes. 🔊
  • 7. A cunning magpie is looking into a bone. 🔊
  • 8. Fury everywhere raged and the cowardly cunning of weakness. 🔊
  • 9. Wert thou a selfish, cunning boy? 🔊
  • 10. We must leave its analysis to wiser and more cunning anatomists. 🔊
  • 11. But he possessed the courage of a lion, and the cunning of a fox. 🔊
  • 12. They tell me to use gentler expressions, and more cunning words. 🔊
  • 13. But Bruno had become as cunning and wary as a fox in keeping out of danger. 🔊
  • 14. When their eyes met, he knew that maybe Allen had designed a cunning solution. 🔊
  • 15. I was thinking of The cunning rogueries of that slave, Syrus. 🔊
  • 16. I swear, I always thought That you had been a shrewd, sharp, cunning fellow. 🔊
  • 17. Isn't this a cunning little guest chamber nested in the trees? 🔊
  • 18. Presently he looked up with his cunning smile at Gray's dark face. 🔊
  • 19. Rapidly the cunning hand of the surgeon ran over Abbott's body. 🔊
  • 20. Mr. Gibney smiled--an arch, cunning smile. 🔊

How to use Cunning in a Sentence?

  • 1. And then the cunning stroke of implying that her sister was not indisposed to listen to me. 🔊
  • 2. The tyrannous devices which their cunning had invented were executed with brazen impudence. 🔊
  • 3. An attempt to find this nest showed the cunning displayed by these clumsy creatures. 🔊
  • 4. How deftly do cunning priests manipulate every means at their command to increase their power! 🔊
  • 5. He was a tall, gaunt mountaineer, and his face showed that he was both cunning and crafty. 🔊
  • 6. He glanced sharply at the warrior, who was looking at his chief with an alert, cunning expression. 🔊
  • 7. And when in earnest you are moved to speak, Then is it needful cunning words to seek? 🔊
  • 8. I to my neighbor shall not reach thee now, Nor on thy rich device shall I my cunning show. 🔊
  • 9. His brute force and superior cunning combined with his evil reputation held them in complete subjection. 🔊
  • 10. I do not know what impulse of prudence induced me to enter into the cunning farce my shrewd employer had marked out for me. 🔊
  • 11. Romney was his private preserve, and the painter submitted to the ring-fence that his cunning friend built about him. 🔊
  • 12. And then the swift thought came to her that the wretch meant to slake his thirst for revenge and trust to his cunning to avoid the penalty for it. 🔊
  • 13. The coarse features wore a look of cunning satisfaction as he came and drummed on the pane, requesting admission. 🔊
  • 14. That girl is stupid after all, though she has got a certain amount of low cunning which no doubt is very useful at times. 🔊
  • 15. If you have ever paid any attention to the habits of animals, you will know that donkeys are remarkably cunning in opening gates. 🔊
  • 16. Is the lock on the gate of heaven a common padlock, or like the cunning contrivances which are nowadays employed in safety vaults? 🔊
  • 17. Neither did I trouble myself about the extraordinary marks of favor with which the cunning creature began to annoy me. 🔊
  • 18. Once or twice she was persuaded by her cunning aunt to accompany Shane along the northern coast in the yacht. 🔊
  • 19. Even the shop which he had furnished and laid out with such loving care, seemed a cunning trap to devour his precious sovereigns week by week. 🔊
  • 20. But it was the way of the Jago that its mean cunning saw a mystery and a terror where simple intelligence saw there was none. 🔊