Usage examples for sly

  1. 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
  2. Sly simplicity at war on every side. – Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun
  3. That sly old person has some interest in trying to find out about Winterfield. – The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins
  4. 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
  5. People read his book on the sly and talked about it in whispers. – O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921 by Various
  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. " Oh, you're a sly one, Aleck; no flies on you. – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
  8. His expression is said to be sly but I don't think so. – From Edinburgh to India & Burmah by William G. Burn Murdoch
  9. Lucy shook her head, looking sly and shy. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  10. 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
  11. " I reckoned that the boss was raising your pay, and was being a bit sly about it! – When Egypt Went Broke by Holman Day
  12. Then you are sly after all! – Trumps by George William Curtis
  13. 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
  14. How sly she looked! – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  15. 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
  16. The Wolf People are very sly – White Otter by Elmer Russell Gregor
  17. 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
  18. I didn't like the sly bad face right before my eyes. – The Golden House by Mrs. Woods Baker
  19. Fancy a man going to a sale with his friend, and bidding against him on the sly – A Simpleton by Charles Reade
  20. Maybe she is not so sly as some folk think. – Grand-Daddy Whiskers, M.D. by Nellie M. Leonard