My “clever” idea left without the need for cleverness in the writing; I even included a reunion ending.
The story is a classic of doggedness, cleverness, and a little luck.
You know, his cleverness makes capital markets more efficient.
So he runs off for freedom and is done in by his own cleverness.
The more important smell test is one of tone: that cocktail of cleverness, warmth, and mania that marked the Henson years.
It was the secret wish of Adams, from the moment of discovering the cleverness of Timon, that this very thing should be done.
The latter represented freedom and cleverness at war with philistinism.
Make this brilliant companion of your brother's the type, and it will test your cleverness, I promise you.
I hope it will last—I mean his cleverness, not his happiness.
On one occasion it was only Mamie's cleverness and devotion that saved Johnny, for a time, from the penitentiary.
1580s, "handy, dexterous," apparently from East Anglian dialectal cliver "expert at seizing," perhaps from East Frisian klüfer "skillful," or Norwegian dialectic klover "ready, skillful," and perhaps influenced by Old English clifer "claw, hand" (early usages seem to refer to dexterity). Or perhaps akin to Old Norse kleyfr "easy to split" and from a root related to cleave "to split." Extension to intellect is first recorded 1704.
This is a low word, scarcely ever used but in burlesque or conversation; and applied to any thing a man likes, without a settled meaning. [Johnson, 1755]The meaning has narrowed since, but clever also often in old use and dialect meant "well-shaped, attractive-looking" and in 19c. American English sometimes "good-natured, agreeable." Related: Cleverly; cleverness.