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All's Well That Ends WellAW V.iii.216Her infinite cunning with her modern graceHer insuite comming with her moderne grace,
Antony and CleopatraAC I.ii.146She is cunning past man's thought.She is cunning past mans thought.
Antony and CleopatraAC I.ii.151cannot be cunning in her; if it be, she makes a showercannot be cunning in her; if it be, she makes a showre
Antony and CleopatraAC II.iii.35And in our sports my better cunning faintsAnd in our sports my better cunning faints,
Antony and CleopatraAC III.xii.31The ne'er-touched vestal. Try thy cunning, Thidias.The ne're touch'd Vestall. Try thy cunning Thidias,
CoriolanusCor IV.i.9A noble cunning. You were used to load meA Noble cunning. You were vs'd to load me
CymbelineCym I.v.89a cunning thief, or a – that way – accomplished courtier,A cunning Thiefe, or a (that way) accomplish'd Courtier,
CymbelineCym V.v.205O cunning, how I got it! – nay, some marks(Oh cunning how I got) nay some markes
HamletHam II.ii.439with as much modesty as cunning. I remember one saidwith as much modestie, as cunning. I remember one said,
HamletHam II.ii.588Have by the very cunning of the sceneHaue by the very cunning of the Scoene,
HamletHam III.iv.140.1Is very cunning in.is very cunning in.
HamletHam V.ii.377Of deaths put on by cunning and forced cause,Of death's put on by cunning, and forc'd cause,
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.iv.89cunning match have you made with this jest of thecunning match haue you made this iest of the
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.iv.444cleanly, but to carve a capon and eat it? Wherein cunning,cleanly, but to carue a Capon, and eat it? wherein Cunning,
Henry VH5 II.ii.111And whatsoever cunning fiend it wasAnd whatsoeuer cunning fiend it was
Henry VH5 V.ii.143out my eloquence, nor I have no cunning in protestation:out my eloquence, nor I haue no cunning in protestation;
Henry VI Part 11H6 II.i.50Is this thy cunning, thou deceitful dame?Is this thy cunning, thou deceitfull Dame?
Henry VI Part 11H6 III.iii.10And of thy cunning had no diffidence;And of thy Cunning had no diffidence,
Henry VI Part 22H6 I.ii.75With Margery Jourdain, the cunning witch,With Margerie Iordane the cunning Witch,
Henry VI Part 22H6 II.i.130miracle; and would ye not think his cunning to be great,Miracle: / And would ye not thinke it, Cunning to be great,
Henry VI Part 22H6 IV.i.34A cunning man did calculate my birth,A cunning man did calculate my birth,
Henry VIIIH8 I.i.168Pray give me favour, sir. This cunning CardinalPray giue me fauour Sir: This cunning Cardinall
Henry VIIIH8 II.iv.107T' oppose your cunning. You're meek and humble-mouthed;T' oppose your cunning. Y'are meek, & humble-mouth'd
King Edward IIIE3 III.iii.1Where's the Frenchman by whose cunning guideWheres the French man by whose cunning guide,
King JohnKJ IV.i.54And call it cunning. Do, an if you will.And call it cunning. Do, and if you will,
King JohnKJ IV.iii.107Trust not those cunning waters of his eyes,Trust not those cunning waters of his eyes,
King LearKL I.i.280Time shall unfold what plighted cunning hides;Time shall vnfold what plighted cunning hides,
King LearKL I.ii.60cunning of it. I found it thrown in at the casement of mycunning of it. I found it throwne in at the Casement of my
King LearKL II.i.29In cunning I must draw my sword upon you.In cunning, I must draw my Sword vpon you:
King LearKL III.i.21With mutual cunning – 'twixt Albany and Cornwall;With mutuall cunning) 'twixt Albany, and Cornwall:
King LearKL III.vii.49.2Cunning.Cunning.
Love's Labour's LostLLL III.i.101To sell a bargain well is as cunning as fast and loose.To sell a bargaine well is as cunning as fast and loose:
Measure for MeasureMM II.ii.180O cunning enemy that, to catch a saint,Oh cunning enemy, that to catch a Saint,
Measure for MeasureMM III.i.98O, 'tis the cunning livery of hell,Oh 'tis the cunning Liuerie of hell,
Measure for MeasureMM IV.ii.153cunning I will lay myself in hazard. Claudio, whomcunning, I will lay my selfe in hazard: Claudio, whom
The Merchant of VeniceMV III.ii.100The seeming truth which cunning times put onThe seeming truth which cunning times put on
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND I.i.36With cunning hast thou filched my daughter's heart,With cunning hast thou filch'd my daughters heart,
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND III.ii.128You do advance your cunning more and more.You doe aduance your cunning more & more,
Much Ado About NothingMA II.ii.47put it in practice. Be cunning in the working this, andput it in practise: be cunning in the working this, and
Much Ado About NothingMA II.ii.50cunning shall not shame me.cunning shall not shame me.
Much Ado About NothingMA IV.i.34Can cunning sin cover itself withal!Can cunning sinne couer it selfe withall!
Much Ado About NothingMA V.i.218is too cunning to be understood; what's your offence?is too cunning to be vnderstood, what's your offence?
OthelloOth I.iii.102To find out practices of cunning hellTo find out practises of cunning hell
OthelloOth III.iii.49That errs in ignorance, and not in cunning,That erres in Ignorance, and not in Cunning,
OthelloOth IV.i.90I will be found most cunning in my patience,I will be found most cunning in my Patience:
OthelloOth IV.ii.88I took you for that cunning whore of VeniceI tooke you for that cunning Whore of Venice,
OthelloOth V.ii.329If there be any cunning crueltyIf there be any cunning Crueltie,
PericlesPer III.ii.26Virtue and cunning were endowments greaterVertue and Cunning, / Were endowments greater,
Richard IIR2 I.iii.163Or like a cunning instrument cased up – Or like a cunning Instrument cas'd vp,
Richard IIIR3 III.i.135So cunning, and so young, is wonderful.So cunning, and so young, is wonderfull.
Romeo and JulietRJ II.ii.101Than those that have more cunning to be strange.Then those that haue coying to be strange,
Romeo and JulietRJ IV.ii.2Sirrah, go hire me twenty cunning cooks.Sirrah, go hire me twenty cunning Cookes.
The Taming of the ShrewTS induction.1.90Wherein your cunning can assist me much.Wherein your cunning can assist me much.
The Taming of the ShrewTS I.i.97Prefer them hither; for to cunning menPreferre them hither: for to cunning men,
The Taming of the ShrewTS I.i.184To get her cunning schoolmasters to instruct her?To get her cunning Schoolemasters to instruct her.
The Taming of the ShrewTS II.i.56Cunning in music and the mathematics,Cunning in Musicke, and the Mathematickes,
The Taming of the ShrewTS II.i.80hath been long studying at Rheims, as cunning in Greek,hath / Beene long studying at Rhemes, as cunning / In Greeke,
The Taming of the ShrewTS II.i.404A child shall get a sire, if I fail not of my cunning.A childe shall get a sire, if I faile not of my cunning.
The TempestTem III.i.81The bigger bulk it shows. Hence, bashful cunning!The bigger bulke it shewes. Hence bashfull cunning,
The TempestTem III.ii.42a sorcerer, that by his cunning hath cheated me of theA Sorcerer, that by his cunning hath cheated me / Of the
Timon of AthensTim IV.iii.210By putting on the cunning of a carper.By putting on the cunning of a Carper.
Timon of AthensTim V.iv.28Shame, that they wanted cunning, in excess(Shame that they wanted, cunning in excesse)
Titus AndronicusTit V.ii.77I'll find some cunning practice out of handIle find some cunning practise out of hand
Troilus and CressidaTC III.i.28am too courtly, and thou art too cunning. At whoseam too courtly, and thou art too cunning. At whose
Troilus and CressidaTC III.ii.130Cunning in dumbness, from my weakness drawsComming in dumbnesse, from my weakenesse drawes
Troilus and CressidaTC IV.iv.104Whilst some with cunning gild their copper crowns,Whil'st some with cunning guild their copper crownes,
Troilus and CressidaTC V.v.41As if that luck, in very spite of cunning,As if that luck in very spight of cunning,
Twelfth NightTN I.v.229Nature's own sweet and cunning hand laid on.Natures owne sweet, and cunning hand laid on:
Twelfth NightTN II.ii.22She loves me, sure, the cunning of her passionShe loues me sure, the cunning of her passion
Twelfth NightTN III.i.113To force that on you in a shameful cunningTo force that on you in a shamefull cunning
Twelfth NightTN III.iv.277valiant, and so cunning in fence, I'd have seen himvaliant, and so cunning in Fence, I'de haue seene him
Twelfth NightTN V.i.84Where, being apprehended, his false cunningWhere being apprehended, his false cunning
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG II.iv.178With all the cunning manner of our flight,With all the cunning manner of our flight
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG IV.ii.80That you shall say my cunning drift excels.That you shall say, my cunning drift excels.
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK I.iii.43And with a finger of so deep a cunning,And with a finger of so deepe a cunning
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK III.vi.120I know your cunning, and I know your cause;I know your cunning, and I know your cause,

Poems

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The Rape of LucreceLuc.749 To cloak offences with a cunning brow. To cloake offences with a cunning brow.
SonnetsSonn.24.13 Yet eyes this cunning want to grace their art; Yet eyes this cunning want to grace their art
SonnetsSonn.139.7 What need'st thou wound with cunning when thy might What needst thou wound with cunning when thy might
SonnetsSonn.148.13 O cunning love, with tears thou keep'st me blind, O cunning loue, with teares thou keepst me blinde,
Venus and AdonisVen.471 Which cunning love did wittily prevent. Which cunning loue did wittily preuent,
Venus and AdonisVen.686 To make the cunning hounds mistake their smell, To make the cunning hounds mistake their smell,

Glossary

 31 result(s).
cauteldeceit, trickery, cunning
conveyancetrickery, cunning, artifice
craftcunning, deceit, guile
craftskilful activity, cunning plan
craftycunning, devious, wily
cunningknowledge, awareness, discernment
cunningknowledgeable, skilful, clever
cunningskill, ability, expertise
cunningdeviousness, deceit, craftiness, artfulness
cunning[magical] knowledge, art, craft
cunningskilfully made, ingenious
cunningploy, ruse, clever device
deepdeeply cunning, profound in craft
delicatecunning, ingenious, skilful
far-fetcunning, scheming, devious
foxship[quality of a fox] low cunning, slyness, ingratitude
guilecunning, deceit, treachery
insinuatespread subtly, convey with cunning
outcraftyartfully outwit, surpass in cunning
policystratagem, cunning, intrigue, craft
politiccunning, full of intrigue, wily
quaintartful, cunning
shrewdwily, cunning, mischievous
sleightcunning, trickery, crafty deceit
sophistersophist, cunning reasoner, clever debater
stratagemscheme, device, cunning plan
subtlecrafty, cunning, wily
subtletycunning, crafty stratagem
subtle-wittedcunning, wily, slyly intelligent
witcunning plan, ingenious design
wittycrafty, cunning, wily

Thesaurus

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convey with cunninginsinuate
cunningcrafty
cunningcautel
cunningcraft
cunningconveyance
cunningdelicate
cunningpolicy
cunningpolitic
cunningsubtle
cunningsubtle-witted
cunningsleight
cunningquaint
cunningwitty
cunningsubtlety
cunningfar-fet
cunningguile
cunningshrewd
cunning planwit
cunning planstratagem
cunning plancraft
cunning reasonersophister
cunning, convey withinsinuate
cunning, deeplydeep
cunning, lowfoxship
cunning, surpass inoutcrafty
plan, cunningstratagem
plan, cunningcraft
plan, cunningwit
reasoner, cunningsophister

Themes and Topics

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Historical figures... theorist associated with stratagem and cunning mahomet 1h6 i ii 140 the ...

Words Families

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Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
CUNNINGBASICcunning adj, cunning n, cunningly adv
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