- suitable; convenient; satisfactory.
- in good health.
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“I think this is a really clever Machiavellian ploy that I hope doesn’t work,” said David Heinemeier Hansson, co-founder of the email service Basecamp, which offers an iPhone app.Apple cuts some App Store fees, but critics call it a ploy to avoid regulation|Reed Albergotti|November 18, 2020|Washington Post
The star audiences fell in love with was the product of clever producers and marketing.Why Britney Spears’s fans are convinced she’s being held captive|Constance Grady|November 11, 2020|Vox
An actual gift that showed some thought for your friend’s interests would be ever so much cleverer.Miss Manners: Does an online dating request deserve a reply to decline?|Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
Theorists raced to devise clever theories to explain the bizarre pulsar and what happened to it.These are science’s Top 10 erroneous results|Tom Siegfried|November 10, 2020|Science News
Streaming sites once devoted to quirky dances and video games, like the explosively popular short-video app TikTok and the live-streaming gaming site Twitch, now overflow with clever creators offering engaging riffs on current events.How viral videos helped blast voting lies across the Web|Drew Harwell|November 6, 2020|Washington Post
So he runs off for freedom and is done in by his own cleverness.The Shocking ‘Fargo’ Finale: Creator Noah Hawley Breaks Down the Epic Bloodbath|Kevin Fallon|June 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They masquerade as intellectual contests, but are really just showcases for rhetorical cleverness and public charisma.My Debate With an ‘Intelligent Design’ Theorist|Karl W. Giberson|April 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The more important smell test is one of tone: that cocktail of cleverness, warmth, and mania that marked the Henson years.Bad Jokes and Silent Kids: How You Know Something Is Very Wrong With Muppets Most Wanted|Brandy Zadrozny|March 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But this one was made with more care than usual, and a lot more cleverness.Seriously, ‘Die Hard’ Was a Novel Before It Was a Movie and a Good One|Malcolm Jones|December 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
My “clever” idea left without the need for cleverness in the writing; I even included a reunion ending.Boys Don’t Cry: In Praise of Sentiment|Andrew Sean Greer|June 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
With the shrewd cleverness that scarcely ever deserted her, she had forced her temper into the service of deception.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
Now we present the unique spectacle of a city packed to the brim with cleverness and always ready for more.
And you have quite a distinguished collection of real ancestors, and intellect instead of mere cleverness.
Ordinary narrative poems with no satiric intent were decked in Hudibrastic couplets for the sake of a superficial cleverness.Aesop Dress'd|Bernard Mandeville
The theory was perfect, but in practice Mr. Squirrel displayed more cleverness than he had been given credit for.Gold-Seeking on the Dalton Trail|Arthur R. Thompson