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
Recent Examples of canny from the Web
The firm’s reputation as a canny risk-taker dates to 1991, when employees bought out its parent company, Exxon, an American energy giant, in the first transaction of its kind in Pakistan.
In fact, Feighan won praise for his canny actions: The bill may have dropped quotas by national origin, but in reality most power brokers knew that little would change.
Wright’s canniest moment, in which the new, harried prime minister escapes Parliament and sneaks into the Underground, reveals Brexit-era populism as the film’s true theme.
If nothing else, the unexpected touring and recording partnership between Trevi and Guzmán is a canny marketing move — perhaps akin to Taylor Swift and Katy Perry burying their differences to mount a tour together.
Perhaps the quintessential example of canny electioneering took place in 2010, with Republicans’ Redistricting Majority Project (Redmap).
Angelina is a 12-year-old competitive dancer, and canny to the ways in which technical acuity and preadolescent pliability can be combined to her advantage.
Many Democratic strategists were worried that Trump would be canny enough to do precisely that.
Some have argued that Kylo Ren might have been manipulating Rey, telling her a sad lie in an effort to get her to on his side—which does, indeed, sound like something a canny manipulator might try.
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- a canny decision
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