If you were cleverer and more agreeable, I should prefer yours.
Or perhaps he's being cleverer than all of us, and trying to motivate Magic Daps by faint praise.
Through clever marketing and even cleverer design, Guess became one of the fashion leaders of its time, and it still going strong today.
As Sebastian became cleverer at the game, we found that it disappeared... to be discovered later stuck to the underside of his highchair!
And as it always happens in contests of cunning that a stupid person gets the better of cleverer ones, Helene--having realized that the main object of all these words and all this trouble was, after converting her to Catholicism, to obtain money from her for Jesuit institutions (as to which she received indications)-before parting with her money insisted that the various operations necessary to free her from her husband should be performed.