Sentence Examples


  • Cynthia asked with a sly smile.
  • "Boris, come here," said she with a sly and significant look.
  • His eyes too seemed strange; at one moment they looked impudently sly and at the next glanced round in alarm.
  • He developed four well-defined characters in the process - a country farmer, Ezekiel Biglow, and his son Hosea; the Rev. Homer Wilbur, a shrewd old-fashioned country minister; and Birdofredum Sawin, a Northern renegade who enters the army, together with one or two subordinate characters; and his stinging satire and sly humour are so set forth in the vernacular of New England as to give at once a historic dignity to this form of speech.
  • A footman, thinking no one saw him, was drinking on the sly what was left in the glasses.