Origin of devious
Examples from the Web for deviously
But this hopeful breakthrough turned out to be no more than a deviously effective pretext for his escape.Will Lapid And Bennett Free Israel's "Chained Women"?|Tova Hartman, Charlie Buckholtz|March 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Little did we imagine or anticipate that we should be so deviously betrayed from our subject.
The young gentleman offered his arm, which was accepted, and they went on down a deviously winding walk.Wenderholme|Philip Gilbert Hamerton
But it hadnt been deviously; for all her shifting shadows and eddies she was one of the straightest creatures he had ever known.The Third Window|Anne Douglas Sedgwick
Word Origin for devious
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."