One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In an intelligent, original, or skillful way.‘a very cleverly worded letter’‘a mule that is cleverly disguised to look like a zebra’
- ‘He appoints himself to train them at his mutant academy, which is cleverly disguised as a private boarding school.’
- ‘Cleverly, she claimed to be the child of a secret affair between a high-ranking politician and a former deputy minister.’
- ‘His voice-over is used very cleverly to increase suspense and shocks.’
- ‘The film cleverly combines light comedy with the right amount of romance.’
- ‘The action is fun for its small innovations, cleverly using the futuristic surroundings.’
- ‘Administrators have cleverly prepared for the eventual demise of those high-maintenance and pretentious programs.’
- ‘The architects have cleverly integrated these corridors into a series of learning niches and anterooms.’
- ‘The residues are cleverly ironed onto canvas to create portraits of the artist's past encounters.’
- ‘The directors cleverly interweave the real people with the actors playing them.’
- ‘That candle we see lighting up the actress's face is surely a real candle, not a cleverly designed candlestick with hidden light bulb.’
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