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. It is a sign of cleverness to be odd, you know. – The Red Rover by James Fenimore Cooper
  3. 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
  4. I'm afraid your mind is warping in the sunshine of your own cleverness, Poddy. – Every Man for Himself by Hopkins Moorhouse
  5. That is why I say we are confronted by an archscoundrel of highest intelligence and downright cleverness. – The Film Mystery by Arthur B. Reeve
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. He knew that it was luck, not cleverness. – Helena Brett's Career by Desmond Coke
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. I have no cleverness, apart from inspiration. – Roderick Hudson by Henry James
  12. 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
  13. " 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
  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. Mother disliked him for his " pride," but stood in awe of his cleverness. – The Wife and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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