Example sentences for: devious

How can you use “devious” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The danger is that instead of returning to power as spirited reform liberals, the Democrats would govern as a devious, dispirited version of their old selves.

  • The movie uses her open Asian face to make the French faces seem neurotic and devious: Hers is like a clear pool next to their rather pinched visages.

  • Lewinsky belonged to a devious, long-term Republican conspiracy with, as one advocate of the theory puts it, "instructions to orally seduce the president in order to assure positive transfer of his semen (positive proof of sexual acts) on an article of her clothing."

  • As my introduction points out, psychoanalysis would be helpless to address the intricacy of Freud's own devious and supersubtle mind.

  • He intimated that, in his humble opinion, his overseer is a loquacious and diminutive fellow of a somewhat devious and unpleasant bent, that he is afflicted with a strabismus of the sinistral optical member, and that he is currently attired in a rather noisome woolen torsal garment of an indeterminate off-chocolate hue.


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