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Sample sentences for the GRE study word sleight

sleight can be used as a noun

1.With sleight and manhood stole to Rhesus' tents. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
2.servant That he ne knew his sleight and his covin. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
3.And take heed now of his cursed sleight He shap'd his ingot, in length and in bred. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
4.think But by my thrift yet shall I blear their eye, For all the sleight in their philosophy. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
5.man may do And taught him suddenly, that he by sleight This maiden to his purpose winne might. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
6.firmly Her children two, when she gan them embrace, That with great sleight and great difficult. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
7.exactly laid But thereof wist the priest no thing, alas He deemed all the coals alike good, For of the sleight he nothing understood. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
8.And when they saw that it must needes be, They wroughte so, by sleight and wise treaty, That she, this maiden, which that Maius hight. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
9.O noble Ovid, sooth say'st thou, God wot, What sleight is it, if love be long and hot, That he'll not find it out in some mannere By Pyramus and Thisbe may men lea. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
10.Whatever sleights none would suspicious mark. - from Paradise Lost by John Milton
11.Of all the wondrous devices and dexterities, the sleights of hand and countless subtleties, to which the veteran whaleman is so often forced, none exceed that fine manoeuvre with the lance called pitchpoling. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville

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