Usage examples for cleverness

  1. She was all cleverness and sympathy and charm; her house had been the very easiest in all the world and her friendship the very firmest. – The Altar of the Dead by Henry James
  2. And then he would call Jack and give him a guinea for his cleverness; and at last Jack thought it a very clever thing to argue. – Mr. Midshipman Easy by Captain Frederick Marryat
  3. I'm afraid your mind is warping in the sunshine of your own cleverness, Poddy. – Every Man for Himself by Hopkins Moorhouse
  4. I have no cleverness, apart from inspiration. – Roderick Hudson by Henry James
  5. She praised her cleverness and her patience; then she said it was getting cold and dark and they must go in to tea. – The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James
  6. After the first flush of annoyance had passed away, Groby laughed good- naturedly and admitted to himself the cleverness of the drawing. – The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki
  7. It was characteristic of her cleverness that she did not address Don Pedro, but pointed her speech at Lucy Kendal. – The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume
  8. You see, I'm inclined to grant her any degree of cleverness from what I know of her ability so far. – Vicky Van by Carolyn Wells
  9. Mother disliked him for his " pride," but stood in awe of his cleverness. – The Wife and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  10. The person, whoever it was, seemed determined to remain hidden but for that very reason it called out all the girl's cunning and cleverness. – The Man Thou Gavest by Harriet T. Comstock
  11. The nurse, before the baby was a year old, discovered in her the cleverness of the father and the grace and fascination of the mother. – That Fortune by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  12. He knew that it was luck, not cleverness. – Helena Brett's Career by Desmond Coke
  13. That is why I say we are confronted by an archscoundrel of highest intelligence and downright cleverness. – The Film Mystery by Arthur B. Reeve
  14. " First of all, M. Juve, do you believe that a man could assume disguise with the cleverness that you have just represented? – Fantômas by Pierre Souvestre Marcel Allain
  15. I have heard so much about you all, about your cleverness, and your clothes, and the things you write, and draw, and smoke, and think, and- and eat- She seemed suddenly struck by a bright idea. – Bye-Ways by Robert Smythe Hichens
  16. It is a sign of cleverness to be odd, you know. – The Red Rover by James Fenimore Cooper
  17. Britomart's a very pretty girl, and nobody can say she's always making a display of her cleverness, like some of them. – A Crooked Mile by Oliver Onions
  18. " And now you will go away," said Hekt, " and reveal your schemes to your mistress and the Regent, and they will be astonished at your cleverness. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  19. There he found his cleverness at map- drawing a great help in his work, and for nearly two years he worked hard at all that an officer of Engineers must know, and soon he was looked on as a very promising young officer. – The Story of General Gordon by Jeanie Lang
  20. Then with pencil, note- book, a window- ledge, and all the cleverness he could find at the moment, he wrote:- You know the room where the silver is. – The Enchanted Castle by E. Nesbit