cannily cannily


  • (adv) with foresight


  1. And the locals wink at the visitors' romantic expectations, cannily recognizing the commercial potential.
  2. But Brown, who by book's end has woven Magdalene intricately and rather outrageously into his plot, has picked his MacGuffin cannily.
  3. Obama has cannily trumpeted the fact that 40% of his proposed $775 billion bill, or $310 billion, would go toward tax cuts.



  1. Melanie Sloan, the executive director of the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, said that the group's six-month investigation "has shown that most of these former Bush administration officials have cannily leveraged their time...
    on Jan 12, 2009 By: Melanie Sloan Source: McClatchy Washington Bureau

  2. "It's ironic that today, when opera is doing all it can to make itself more popular, the lessons of Pavarotti's career -- specifically, the way that he cannily went about developing his brand -- aren't better learned by singers and managers,"...
    on Sep 24, 2007 By: Anne Midgette Source: Scotsman

  3. Max explores the history of the family and the mysteries of the disorder in what Natalie Angier, writing in the Book Review, called a "cleanly written, cannily plotted and elegantly educational book."
    on Sep 28, 2007 By: Natalie Angier Source: New York Times

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