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Definitions of deviously

  1.   In a devious manner.
  2.   in a devious manner; " he got the promotion by behaving deviously"

Usage examples for deviously

  1. She crossed the bridge without checking her horse, and then, with a hurried glance over her shoulder, she pointed with her crop to a by- way that led deviously into a strip of forest and vanished. ” – The Siege of the Seven Suitors by Meredith Nicholson
  2. Meanwhile Duff and his companions entered the river, which seemed to be a small stream flowing deviously through a low, half swampy region, where insects swarmed and many kinds of strange animals and bird life were to be seen. ” – Ralph Granger's Fortunes by William Perry Brown
  3. Finally they gave him his half of the road and shook their heads in wonderment because he chose the way of folly and refused to be made deviously rich. ” – The Tempering by Charles Neville Buck
  4. It had come deviously to him in the front line a month after his meeting with Patricia Whipple. ” – The Wrong Twin by Harry Leon Wilson
  5. There was a foot log across the little brawling brook, beyond which the public road wound deviously down the glen towards the far distant lowlands. ” – Ralph Granger's Fortunes by William Perry Brown
  6. Her parentage is shrouded in mystery, and the story concerns the secret that deviously works to the surface. ” – The Gold Trail by Harold Bindloss
  7. “ To and fro through secret passages in the recesses leading up deviously to lesser twin caverns of nose above, the gnomes Morphean went about their business, whispering at first, but presently bold to wind horns in unison- Roland- wise, not less. ” – A Christmas Garland by Max Beerbohm
  8. The ages crumble down like dust, Dark roses, deviously thrust And scattered in sweet wine - but I, I shall lift up to you my cry, And kiss your wet lips presently Beneath the ever- living Tree. ” – Young Adventure A Book of Poems by Stephen Vincent Benet
  9. These are the materials on which genius is to work, and without which the strongest intellect may be fruitlessly or deviously employed. ” – Seven Discourses on Art by Joshua Reynolds
  10. “ A communication trench slipped deviously up to it, and through this trench were brought the wounded; for the shrine, a dugout in the hillside, had been converted into a first aid station. ” – The Martial Adventures of Henry and Me by William Allen White
  11. Whereas McKinley seemed simply to hold the tiller, availing himself of currents that to the eye deviously yet easily and inevitably, bore him to his objective, Roosevelt strenuously plied the oar, recking little of cross currents or head winds, if, indeed, he did not delight in them. ” – History of the United States, Volume 6 (of 6) by E. Benjamin Andrews
  12. Other avenues follow the natural shelf above the shore, or find their way deviously as streams might down the hill- side. ” – Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast by Samuel Adams Drake
  13. Though deviously the path may run, Passing through all hearts here, Yet still is it the only one Which to one heart is near. ” – The Bridal March; One Day by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson