Quotes of canny

  1. Churchill was the canny political animal very devious bursting with energy and determination learning as hard as he could – Lord Mountbatten
  2. Many senators have developed a canny sense of what will play best for the audience – Jessica Savitch

Usage examples for canny

  1. Most people's experience would lead them to attend to a canny Dutch proverb which observes that a friend's faults may be noticed but not blamed since the consequences of blaming them are mostly unpleasant but a braver proverb says A true friend dares sometimes venture to be offensive and we read that it is our duty to admonish a friend it may be that he hath not said it and if he have that he speak it not again – Stray Thoughts for Girls by Lucy H. M. Soulsby
  2. “ To expedite matters a trustworthy agent a canny Scotchman who had long served under my command was dispatched to Montreal via Portland to notify these parties that we were on our way there – The Narrative of a Blockade-Runner by John Wilkinson
  3. She's not right I tell you not canny as Nurse used to say – Fernley House by Laura E. Richards
  4. We'll no argue aboot that said the canny Scot – The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle
  5. I'm canny I like to think that when I spend my money I get its value in return – Between You and Me by Sir Harry Lauder
  6. Gang canny when ye meet him and see ye get the goods before ye sign the bill o' lading – The Coast of Adventure by Harold Bindloss
  7. Many and many the canny Scot who's made a great place for himsel' in the world was born and brocht up in a wee village in a glen – Between You and Me by Sir Harry Lauder
  8. “ Here's the flowers wumman carry them canny – The Literary Sense by E. Nesbit
  9. But the secret is I suppose that Chester is canny as well as bonny and being wise she refused to throw away her precious antique garments for glaring new ones – Set in Silver by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  10. That is not canny – A Little Wizard by Stanley J. Weyman
  11. But he meant to be canny this time he would choose a woman who if she ruled him would not misrule him what he could stand was a sovereign not a despot and he believed that he had found this exceptionally gifted and exceptionally moderated being it was Miss Anna Hardage ” – The Mettle of the Pasture by James Lane Allen
  12. They are the canny ones – The Story of Wool by Sara Ware Bassett
  13. Dey ain't canny dem things he declared ef de Lord had wanted us to fly he'd have given us wings I guess – The Girl Aviators' Motor Butterfly by Margaret Burnham
  14. This caution was very canny and proved my Scottish blood I couldn't help thinking as I paused in order to select the most appropriate wish for the heather moon to grant – The Heather-Moon by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  15. Well my canny boy you'll never see thirty again I suppose – The Roll-Call by Arnold Bennett
  16. Had you come by a canny thrust in the fray as no doubt was his purpose or were you in his hands to be mewed in a convent then were your sister worth the wedding but the Master will never wed her while you live and have friends to back you and his father the Regent will see she has no ill usage – The Caged Lion by Charlotte M. Yonge
  17. If Jess calm canny and reliable stood for the spirit of the North attractive persuasive fascinating little Delia Watts represented the South – The Jolliest School of All by Angela Brazil
  18. Guides have canny judgment when it comes to guessing and you can't fool a Harvey mule – I Married a Ranger by Dama Margaret Smith
  19. She was too canny to be taken after her successful concealment so far – Vicky Van by Carolyn Wells
  20. These three seemed ever at war among themselves they spoke three different tongues they proclaimed a man of dreams a canny man of business a man of vehement determination – Figures of Several Centuries by Arthur Symons

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