Examples of canny in a Sentence
a canny card player, good at psyching out his opponents
warm and canny under the woolen bedcovers, we didn't mind the chilly Scottish nights
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Walker is a canny politician and better suited to survive a wave than most Republicans, Sabato said.
The Italian established a fruitful relationship with the Frenchman during his time with Los Blancos, and the 30 year old would be a canny signing.
The series is full of genuine artfulness, from its sly and nimble camerawork, to its canny music choices, to its many natural and empathetic performances.
The show was also canny enough to tackle head-on some of the controversy surrounding its star.
So at the same time that the music is proceeding in an ingratiating, almost rhythm-free flow, there’s a canny drama being staged in the balance and frequency of the individual notes that Romig deploys.
Mr Ortega’s canny strategy has made Nicaragua an inconvenient case for liberal-minded observers.
If Flynn’s canny ability to fold business into politics captured the minds of certain conservatives, his entanglement in the Mueller investigation captured their hearts.
There’s almost no way Scandal doesn’t end its run with Olivia and Fitz together forever, but Rhimes is too canny to make this a happy ending.
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Definition of canny for English Language Learners
: very clever and able to make intelligent decisions
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