My Word of the Day
SLEIGHT (SLEIGHT) n.s.[slagd, cunning, Islandick.]Artful trick; cunning artifice; dexterous practice; as sleight of hand; the tricks of a juggler. This is often written, but less properly, slight.
He that exhorted to beware of an enemy’s policy, doth not give counsel to be impolite; but rather to be all prudent foresight, lest our simplicity be over-reached by cunning sleights. Hooker.
Fair Una to the red cross knight Betrothed is with joy;Though false Duessa it to bar, Her false sleights do employ. Fairy Queen.
Upon the corner of the moon, There hangs a vap’rous drop, profound;I’ll catch it ere it come to ground;And that distill’d by magick sleights, Shall raise such artificial sprights, As, by the strength of their illusion Shall draw him on to his confusion. Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
Out stept the ample size Of mighty Ajax, huge in strength; to him, Laertes’ son, That crafty one as huge in sleight. Chapman.
She could not so convey The massy substance of that idol great, What sleight had she the wardens to betray. What strength to heave the goddess from her seat. Fairf.
In the wily snake Whatever sleights, none would suspicious mark, As from his wit, and native subtilty Proceeding. Milton.
Doubtless the pleasure is as great Of being cheated, as to cheat;As lookers on feel most delight, That least perceive the juggler’s sleight. Hudibras.
Good humour is but a sleight of hand, or a faculty making truths look like appearances, or appearances like truths. L’Estrange.
When we hear death related, we are all willing to favour the slight, when the poet does not too grossly impose upon us. Dryden.
While innocent he scorns ignoble flight, His honest friends preserve him by a sleight. Swift.
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