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
That's because Santini is not only wildly talented but able to use the wildness in her talent to canny effect.
The finished library opened last summer, with a canny and economical design.
Few had a more thoughtful, canny and generous vision of the industry and its future.
Time now for canny Libras to pull out the stops while searching for new ways to surprise and please their partners.
But translating is also a game of bold bluffs and canny sleight-of-hand.
Many in the national security community want a tougher public approach from Trump, however, and think that Putin, a canny operative who built his reputation at the KGB, has gotten the better of the relationship.
But perhaps his canniest forecast was that comfort would prove so lethally uncomfortable.
For Netanyahu, a far more experienced and canny political operator than Trump, there may be a clear logic behind cozying up to the American president as enemies circle around him at home and abroad.
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First Known Use of canny
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Definition of canny for English Language Learners
: very clever and able to make intelligent decisions
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