But this hopeful breakthrough turned out to be no more than a deviously effective pretext for his escape.
To reach the restaurant, for which they were deviously steering, was the first relief.
Before us was the high range of mountains toward which we had been all day deviously drawing near.
But my diffidence in doing so is such that I must approach it deviously, describing it first by means of a figure.
deviously, the race protected itself, or something higher watched over it to assure human continuity.
After dark we found our way, deviously, around several dwellings, to the house of an old Union man.
Little did we imagine or anticipate that we should be so deviously betrayed from our subject.
But it hadnt been deviously; for all her shifting shadows and eddies she was one of the straightest creatures he had ever known.
Her parentage is shrouded in mystery, and the story concerns the secret that deviously works to the surface.
Kate played in many of the pieces which, some openly, some deviously, he brought into the English stage from the French.
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."