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  • n  a tortuous and twisted shape or position
  • n  having or distinguished by crooks or curves or bends or angles
  • n  the quality of being deceitful and underhanded

  • Too straight for crookedness, and for envy too serene, too fair for blind intolerance, too just and seeing and too strong for hate, too honest for base dealing, too high for low .
  • At the same time it bitterly implied the rottenness and crookedness of Italian children's teeth.
  • Senator Couzens, Republican foe of Secretary Mellon, charged "fraud and crookedness" in the internal revenue bureau.

  • John Wooden in Los Angeles Times
    Wooden, in 1981, told The Times: "There's as much crookedness as you want to find. There was something Abraham Lincoln said - he'd rather trust and be disappointed than distrust and be miserable all the time. Maybe I trusted too much."
  • Michael Sata in
    I built MMD, I was national secretary of MMD but Rupiah Banda had no position in MMD. He was at the farm when we were forming MMD. I left MMD because I saw the crookedness of Frederick Chiluba,Sata said. "When you are a small minister or...
  • Yoram Kaniuk in Ha'aretz
    He has turned his impotence into potency. Everything he does is spontaneous, but calculated,Kaniuk wrote. "He is capable of making a melodrama out of a fuse box. All people are negatives for him. He possesses an innocent crookedness and...

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