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Sample sentences for the GRE study word devious

devious can be used as a adj

1.Into the devious Air then might ye se. - from Paradise Lost by John Milton
2.Holohan in his limping and devious courses. - from Dubliners by James Joyce
3.I sought the Continent, and went devious through all its lands. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
4.Through the still night they cross the devious fields. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
5.So that Monsoons, Pampas, Nor'-Westers, Harmattans, Trades any wind but the Levanter and Simoon, might blow Moby Dick into the devious zig-zag world-circle of the Pequod's circumnavigating wake. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
6.The mourners moved away slowly without aim, by devious paths, staying at whiles to read a name on a tomb. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
7.In a dreadful state of doubt and uncertainty, the agonised young woman staggered to the gate, and then, exchanging her faltering walk for a swift run, returned by the most devious and complicated route she could think of, to the domicile of the Jew. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
8.On a strange and devious way, Siddhartha had gotten into this final and most base of all dependencies, by means of the game of dice. - from Siddhartha by Herman Hesse

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