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Usage examples for sly

  1. How sly she looked! – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  2. " I reckoned that the boss was raising your pay, and was being a bit sly about it! – When Egypt Went Broke by Holman Day
  3. The Wolf People are very sly. – White Otter by Elmer Russell Gregor
  4. The owl spread out his silent, soft, sly wings, and lighting between Tricksey- Wee and Buffy- Bob, nearly smothered them, closing up one under each wing. – The Light Princess and Other Fairy Stories by George MacDonald
  5. Of course he wouldn't say anything, men- folks are kind of sly and secret in their doings- even the best of 'em; and you'll find it's so, as you travel along life's path- way. – An Alabaster Box by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and Florence Morse Kingsley
  6. We remember, we remember, But we heard it on the sly, 'Twon't be finished next November, Nor the subsequent July. – Gossip in the First Decade of Victoria's Reign by John Ashton
  7. Maybe she is not so sly as some folk think. – Grand-Daddy Whiskers, M.D. by Nellie M. Leonard
  8. " Oh, you're a sly one, Aleck; no flies on you. – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
  9. Sly simplicity at war on every side. – Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun
  10. I've got some pretty good liquor here, ah-" Zach's father smiled a sly smile. – The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories Strength of Gideon; Mammy Peggy's Pride; Viney's Free Papers; The Fruitful Sleeping of The Rev. Elisha Edwards; The Ingrate; The Case of 'Ca'line'; The Finish of Patsy Barnes; One Man's Fortunes; Jim's Probation; U by Paul Laurence Dunbar
  11. He knew Benson had lost money on the last crop, and besides had been thoroughly scared by the sly Madrigal. – The Desert Fiddler by William H. Hamby
  12. I didn't like the sly, bad face right before my eyes. – The Golden House by Mrs. Woods Baker
  13. People read his book on the sly and talked about it in whispers. – O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921 by Various
  14. I love fudge, but I'd a whole lot rather have people know we're making it than to do it on the sly. – Two Little Women on a Holiday by Carolyn Wells
  15. That sly old person has some interest in trying to find out about Winterfield. – The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins
  16. Fancy a man going to a sale with his friend, and bidding against him on the sly. – A Simpleton by Charles Reade
  17. Lucy shook her head, looking sly and shy. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  18. Then you are sly after all! – Trumps by George William Curtis
  19. Mrs. Stuart exactly comprehended this sly speech; she knew also that there was some truth in it. – Literary Love-Letters and Other Stories by Robert Herrick
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