Examples from the Web for sleight
To posit that the war brings us closer to faith is a sleight of hand that makes fools of us all.
He does the heavy lifting, and she passes it off with a sleight of hand.
The real Mamet is an actor who became a writer and had a real sense of the criminal and the sleight of hand in American life.
But to simply call all these feelings melancholy, Toohey argues, is to link disparate experiences by a sleight of metaphor.
The only sleight of hand I can detect is the fact that our hero never actually kills anyone himself.
This was a sort of sleight of hand, in the use of words; and was noticed, at the time, as "legerdemain."Salem Witchcraft and Cotton Mather|Charles W. Upham
Many of the startling effects of sleight of hand are undoubtedly due in part to this principle.Illusions|James Sully
Sleight of hand counts for much, but diverting the spectator's eyes for a good deal more.Logic, Inductive and Deductive|William Minto
For who by such a sleight would reach An aim, consumes the worth in speech, And sets a crimson rose to bleach.My Beautiful Lady. Nelly Dale|Thomas Woolner
We should be absolutely safe from assault or sleight of hand.Search-Light Letters|Robert Grant