Usage examples for wily

  1. But she, who was upon his track, was more wily, more crafty than anything he had ever imagined. – Tempest and Sunshine by Mary J. Holmes
  2. The fact of his early arrival was sufficient to prove that the wily sachem had known of the movements of the soldiers for a certain length of time, - perhaps several days,- and this might explain why his march from Cherry Valley had been so steady and swift. – The Minute Boys of the Mohawk Valley by James Otis
  3. Oh, if I had known what you were aiming at with your talk, I wouldn't have answered your wily questions. – Best Russian Short Stories by Various
  4. The fellow is brave, and consequently wily; he is a young man full of daring. – The Chouans by Honore de Balzac
  5. I forgot those weeks of long mute protest, of revolt against wily old Nature, who so cleverly tricks us into the ways she has chosen. – The Prairie Mother by Arthur Stringer
  6. " Look out, Merle," said Gerard; " the veiled beauties have a man accompanying them who seems wily enough to catch you in a trap." – The Chouans by Honore de Balzac
  7. And, as if frightened by this sudden intrusion into her chamber, Marguerite sprang out from behind the curtains of her bed in a white dressing- gown, and then recognizing Catharine, came to kiss her hand with such well- feigned surprise that the wily Florentine herself could not help being deceived by it. – Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas
  8. If Phineas had maintained the wily caution which he had exercised for the past seven years, all might have been well. – The Rough Road by William John Locke
  9. In trade the wily savage was more than a match for Newport. – Captain John Smith by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  10. Of course he could not possibly find his way to the ford alone, so the wily youth persuaded Dum to wait with him while he made his sketch. – Vacation with the Tucker Twins by Nell Speed
  11. I wouldn't wonder if you are right too; the place had a musty smell; besides, that wily duck of a civilized chink would be living here if there wasn't something wrong." – The Spoilers of the Valley by Robert Watson
  12. He never does when once he goes to earth- the wily young fox. – The Knave of Diamonds by Ethel May Dell
  13. And to winsome wives for wily ways! – The Lilac Sunbonnet by S.R. Crockett
  14. He's too wily for that," went on Major Ralston. – The Lamp in the Desert by Ethel M. Dell
  15. After many hardships she reached her father Erik Ofrestad's estate in the Oplands; but even here the wily Gunhild left her no peace. – The Story of Norway by Hjalmar H. Boyesen
  16. The wily old fox still! – Interference and Other Football Stories by Harold M. Sherman
  17. But he was too wily for that. – Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  18. But Silent Pete was wily. – Dorothy on a Ranch by Evelyn Raymond
  19. A wily and experienced woman, she had cheated his boyish ardour. – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  20. He was wily as the serpent and simple as the dove. – Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man by Marie Conway Oemler