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
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.
This sleight of hand gave Hoover’s F.B.I. its peculiar character, at once a respected investigative body and a personal fief.
Maybe Kim Jong Un is really wily, and this whole missile thing is just sleight of hand.
With satellite radio, this sleight of hand is even easier to pull off.
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Origin and Etymology of sleight
Middle English, from Old Norse slœgth, from slœgr sly — more at sly
First Known Use: 14th century
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