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A comparative of sly.


a comparative of sly



adj. sly•er sli•er, sly•est sli•est, adj.
1. cunning or wily.
2. stealthy; surreptitious.
3. mischievous or roguish: sly humor.
4. on the sly, secretly; furtively.
[1175–1225; Middle English sly, sley < Old Norse slŒgr sly, cunning]
sly′ly, adv.
sly′ness, n.
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(63.) See Slier et al., supra note 28, at 1502 ("Support for student editing was higher across all profession groups than it was for student selection of articles."); Wise et al., supra note 14, al 45 ("The attorneys, judges, law professors, and even the student editors all believed that law reviews do a better job editing than selecting articles." (footnotes omitted)).
(10.) Al-Shahi R, Pal N, Lewis SC, Bhattacharya JJ, Slier RJ, War-low CR Observer agreement in the angiographic assessment of arteriovenous malformations of the brain.
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Lord Dedham, the Lord High Chancellor, adopts a law and order stance which often conflicts with the more diplomatic and slier approach adopted by Evelyn Arthur, the Secretary for Foreign Affairs, who also happens to be a scientist.
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