- artesian well,
- artevelde, jacob van,
- artevelde, philip van,
Origin of artful
Examples from the Web for artfully
He artfully steps back from a social setting and criticizes it without—I suspect—without letting himself be vulnerable to it.Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview|Alex Belth|February 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It artfully preserves timeless questions about the nature of love, too.
Still, the slow, artfully mundane burn is right for the town of Lofte, a forgotten satellite deep in the American wasteland.3 Must-Read Offbeat Novels: ‘A Million Heavens,’ ‘The Investigation,’ ‘Office Girl’|Drew Toal, Kevin Canfield, Daniel Roberts|July 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Or we simply learn how to artfully rebuff advances by subtly threatening to blow the whistle on despicable and degrading behavior.
Bags of pasta, bowls of lemons, and five-gallon drums of organic olive oil are artfully laid out to entice diners.
Now, his climax, so artfully introduced, provoked nothing more satisfactory than this "Oh-h-h!"Bunch Grass|Horace Annesley Vachell
As poetry they disappoint us; there is no artfully modulated diction, no subtle and far-reaching imagination.Music in the History of the Western Church|Edward Dickinson
Even hope must be artfully shaped and skilfully dropped to take hold of the unseen bottoms of opportunity.The Entailed Hat|George Alfred Townsend
That he might never know, for of all subjects, this was the most artfully avoided.The Loyalist|James Francis Barrett
For this purpose, a passage was artfully interpolated in the statement of Faukes, whereof no trace is found in the original.What was the Gunpowder Plot?|John Gerard
1610s, "learned, well-versed in the (liberal) arts," also "characterized by technical skill," from art (n.) + -ful. Meaning "skilled in adapting means to ends" is from 1739. Related: Artfully; artfulness.