Examples of wily in a Sentence
She turned out to be a wily negotiator.
a wily judge of character, she takes advantage of car buyers' insecurities to sell them a bigger machine than they really need
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With his soft-pedal delivery, appealing hesitancy and wily timing, Martin plays a Brooklyn cartoonist coping with the recent death of his mother.
Sly performances and a wily script are the draw here.
As the wily leader of the Japanese forces, grizzled Kurata Yasuaki has more presence than Zhao, who's bland in non-action sequences.
That is, until the scene when Don Basilio, a music teacher in Seville (and the town’s most wily operator), explains to an employer, the crusty Dr. Bartolo, how to take down a young rival.
Maybe Kim Jong Un is really wily, and this whole missile thing is just sleight of hand.
A potential roadblock, though, is that bacteria are wily:
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Definition of wily for English Language Learners
: full of clever tricks : very clever
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