Usage examples for wily

  1. " 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
  2. The wily old fox still! – Interference and Other Football Stories by Harold M. Sherman
  3. 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
  4. But he was too wily for that. – Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  5. He's too wily for that," went on Major Ralston. – The Lamp in the Desert by Ethel M. Dell
  6. A wily and experienced woman, she had cheated his boyish ardour. – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. He never does when once he goes to earth- the wily young fox. – The Knave of Diamonds by Ethel May Dell
  12. But Silent Pete was wily. – Dorothy on a Ranch by Evelyn Raymond
  13. 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
  14. The fellow is brave, and consequently wily; he is a young man full of daring. – The Chouans by Honore de Balzac
  15. And to winsome wives for wily ways! – The Lilac Sunbonnet by S.R. Crockett
  16. In trade the wily savage was more than a match for Newport. – Captain John Smith by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  17. 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