Usage examples for artful

  1. God had made her soul a fair room; but his love had filled it with light, decked it with flowers and such artful furniture. – The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay by Maurice Hewlett
  2. " Well,- the artful Mr. Brenchfield, if he couldn't get me one way, got me another," remarked Phil. – The Spoilers of the Valley by Robert Watson
  3. Her, long time, I adored; and was so pleased With her celestial beauty, that, although I from the first thy nature knew full well, And all thy artful and coquettish ways, Yet her fair eyes beholding still in thine, I followed thee, delighted, while she lived; Deceived? – The Poems of Giacomo Leopardi by Giacomo Leopardi
  4. The dress was a wonderful affair: a triumph of artful simplicity. – Children of the Desert by Louis Dodge
  5. With softness strong, with ornaments not vain, Loose with proportion, and with neatness plain; Not swell'd, not full, complete in every part, And artful most, when not affecting art. – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3) by Isaac Disraeli
  6. Artful as she was, Mrs. Tenbruggen failed to conceal a momentary expression of relief which betrayed itself, partly in her manner, partly in her face. – The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins
  7. The peasant calls his grandmother " an artful one." – Letters of Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov Translated by Constance Garnett
  8. " For well- informed read artful," exclaimed the girl bitterly. – The Wheel O' Fortune by Louis Tracy
  9. A woman, however, called Maldonata, was artful enough to elude the vigilance of the guards, and escape. – A Hundred Anecdotes of Animals by Percy J. Billinghurst
  10. It was very evident, to her at least, that Freddie was not to blame; he was being led on by the artful Miss Fowler. – The Husbands of Edith by George Barr McCutcheon
  11. In this uncertainty on our part, he is, with much artful preparation, produced. – Eighteenth Century Essays on Shakespeare by D. Nichol Smith
  12. Hetty, looking rather pale at this original remark of brother Jack, is called out of the room by some artful pretext of her sister. – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  13. But the little fox was artful, and taking the little hare on his shoulder, he trotted off to the forest. – Cossack Fairy Tales and Folk Tales by Anonymous
  14. " Give the priest one hundred dollars," replied the artful woman, " and he will take good care of her as long as she lives." – Life in the Grey Nunnery at Montreal by Sarah J Richardson
  15. I also want you to know that I do not like the artful deceit that you all seem to cultivate. – City of Endless Night by Milo Hastings
  16. She knew, moreover, some of the secrets of her humorous household rule, all made up of shocks to shyness and provocations to curiosity- a diplomacy so artful that several of the maids quite yearned to accompany her to Ricks. – The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James
  17. I have no doubt that slaves are artful; for they must be so. – An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans by Lydia Maria Child