artfully

All Adverb
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  • He knew that they had been artfully placed there by the king himself. Cited from Filipino Popular Tales, by Dean S. Fansler
  • It was artfully designed to make people long to just look at it.
  • This most artfully told tale was not without its effect upon the father. Cited from Eveline Mandeville, by Alvin Addison
  • Her every movement is artfully made a matter of moment to the reader. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 13, No. 75, January, 1864, by Various
  • How was the lad to know he was being so artfully made use of? Cited from Flood Tide, by Sara Ware Bassett
  • Although sound had only been used for two years in cinema, it was used artfully.
  • The principal actor is one of the things for which we must be artfully prepared. Cited from And Even Now, by Max Beerbohm
  • Artfully he led the conversation along lines that interested the old man until he seemed to forget the hour. Cited from The Silent Bullet, by Arthur B. Reeve
  • She watched him much more artfully than he watched her. Cited from Caesar Dies, by Talbot Mundy
  • And how artfully he had been pretending to look at the books outside till he saw no one was looking! Cited from A Dog with a Bad Name, by Talbot Baines Reed
  • I must go to work to catch him cleverly and artfully when he comes here. Cited from The Captiva and The Mostellaria, by Plautus
  • But what if the wall so artfully constructed out of human bodies should begin to totter some day? Cited from Men in War, by Andreas Latzko
  • I thought it so good, and I worked it up and brought it in artfully at a dinner-party. Cited from Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow, Jerome K. Jerome2
  • He contrived his measures so artfully, as to appear before the place when he was least expected. Cited from A Museum for Young Gentlemen and Ladies, by Unknown
  • I'm just not convinced it is being done very artfully.
  • Then he did not like the young lady's mother, who sought artfully to entrap him. Cited from Pamela (Vol. II), by Samuel Richardson
  • They accordingly went to work very artfully to worm this secret out of me. Cited from Personal Memoir Of Daniel Drayton, by Daniel Drayton
  • So that in all ways and on either side, Fate played his game artfully with this poor pair of children. Cited from Weir of Hermiston, by R. L. Stevenson
  • He led her artfully into the darkest parts of the garden, but having arrived there his courage failed him. Cited from Of Human Bondage, by W. Somerset Maugham
  • The affair, however, so long and so artfully delayed, was now drawing to a close. Cited from Windsor Castle, by William Harrison Ainsworth
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Meaning of artfully

  • adverb In an artful manner
    her foot pointed artfully toward tapering toes