Usage examples for artful

  1. " 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. The dress was a wonderful affair: a triumph of artful simplicity. – Children of the Desert by Louis Dodge
  7. 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
  8. Though I had before conceived the design, this conduct has even been suggested to me by Clifton; and in a mode that proves he can be artful if he please. – Anna St. Ives by Thomas Holcroft
  9. " For well- informed read artful exclaimed the girl bitterly. – The Wheel O' Fortune by Louis Tracy
  10. 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
  11. After this the governess threw herself on the divan, as if exhausted and shocked at her own weakness; and the little girl took advantage of her victory, seating herself at her feet, and telling her all she knew about Paula and the perils that threatened her and Orion; and she was artful enough to give special prominence to Orion's danger, having long since observed how high he stood in Eudoxia's good graces. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  12. The peasant calls his grandmother " an artful one." – Letters of Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov Translated by Constance Garnett
  13. In this uncertainty on our part, he is, with much artful preparation, produced. – Eighteenth Century Essays on Shakespeare by D. Nichol Smith
  14. 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
  15. " 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
  16. Men are so wicked, and young girls are full of deceit and so ready to listen to all sorts of artful creturs that take advantage of their ignorance and tender years. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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