Examples of sleight in a Sentence
must have employed some sophisticated sleight to con that wary couple out of their money
a brilliant new theory that pays tribute to his remarkable sleight of mind
Recent Examples of sleight from the Web
It’s two stock transactions, in two separate locations, potentially amounting to one sleight of hand -- taking money out of one market and moving it to another.
Their mostly wordless performance style is a mix of clowning, acrobatics, sleight of hand, visual spectacle and old-fashioned vaudeville.
Limiting transparency with procedural sleight of hand, Curry shows, increases the party’s chances of success.
In perhaps the ultimate sleight of hand, Hussein appears to have had no conscience, but to have succeeded in getting others to examine theirs.
Magic tricks are nothing but sleights of hand executed by people who have mastered the art of misdirection.
The Senate budget plan also employs a financial sleight of hand.
Theirs is a three-card monte diversion, a hide-the-pea game, with fast talking and sleight of hand.
And for those who’ve known the band since their first Dallas appearance at Club Bijou in 1981, which also got a mention in between songs, the slow burn of the rise of U2 has been enthralling, through all the sleight of hand and twists of fate.
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