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cunning adj. (2 still in wide dial. use)
1. ‘knowing’, skilful, clever Ado II. ii. 53, V. i. 239, Shr. I. i. 97, 191 “ schoolmasters,” Rom. IV. ii. 2 “cunning cooks,” Ham. III. iv. 138.
2. “cunning man,” fortune-teller, wizard 2H6 IV. i. 34; cf. “cunning witch” 2H6 I. ii. 75.
3. dexterously wrought or devised R2 I. iii. 163 “a instrument,” Oth. V. ii. 11, 332 “any cruelty.”
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    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 3.4
    • William Shakespeare, The Second Part of Henry VI, 1.2
    • William Shakespeare, The Second Part of Henry VI, 4.1
    • William Shakespeare, Richard II, 1.3
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