“I love college football,” she tells me with a devious grin.
They did not strike her as calculating or devious; maybe a bit hapless.
Its intentions were not dark and devious, nor threatening our freedoms.
However, some devious businessmen decide to add something really nasty to their wines.
Many of those who voted for President Clinton, Bork averred, did so because they were rooked by devious liberal lies.
I made my escape the next morning through the stable back of the house, and then, by devious dark and winding ways, to the office.
He had lost it somewhere on his long, devious passage of Cheap Mountain.
But the ways of heredity are devious, and not every gentleman's son is to the manor born.
It was clear to him now from its contrast to his own devious mind.
This grew to a steady downfall as the open towards Chingford station was approached at last, after devious winding in the Forest.
1590s, "out of the way," from Latin devius "out of the way, remote, off the main road," from de via (see deviate). Originally in the Latin literal sense; figurative sense of "deceitful" is first recorded 1630s. Related: Deviously; deviousness. Figurative senses of the Latin word were "retired, sequestered, wandering in the byways, foolish, inconsistent."