The idea of using a form of poison which could not possibly be discovered by any chemical test was just such a one as would occur to a clever and ruthless man who had had an Eastern training.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND Reading
He was a large man with rounded shoulders, a massive head, and a broad, intelligent face, sloping down to a pointed beard of grizzled brown.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, VII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE Reading
I have good hopes of managing it through my own arrangements; but it is a thing which needs delicate handling, for we have a shrewd and desperate man to deal with, who is supported, as I have had occasion to prove, by another who is as clever as himself.
A Study In Scarlet, CHAPTER VII. LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS Reading
Like most clever criminals, he may be too confident in his own cleverness and imagine that he has completely deceived us.
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Chapter 13. Fixing the Nets Reading
They hang, behead, and impale their criminals in the most agreeable possible manner; but some of these, like clever rogues, have contrived to escape human justice, and succeed in their fraudulent enterprises by cunning stratagems.
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 52. Toxicology Reading
Then he returned hastily, shut his door carefully, and began to study, like a clever architect, the plan Andrea had left him.
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 81. The Room of the Retired Baker Reading
The president called for the indictment, revised as we know, by the clever and implacable pen of Villefort.
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 110. The Indictment Reading
Renee regarded him with fond affection; and certainly his handsome features, lit up as they then were with more than usual fire and animation, seemed formed to excite the innocent admiration with which she gazed on her graceful and intelligent lover.
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 6. The Deputy Procureur du Roi Reading
There were not lacking, however, evidences of what we may call the intelligent egoism of a youth who is charmed with the indolent, careless life of an only son, and who lives as it were in a gilded cage.
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 39. The Guests Reading
Meanwhile, Barrois had returned for the first time to old Noirtier, who having heard the noise in the house, had, as we have said, sent his old servant to inquire the cause; on his return, his quick intelligent eye interrogated the messenger.
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 72. Madame de Saint-Meran Reading
Behind the grating of the room into which Andrea had been led, he saw, while his eyes dilated with surprise, the dark and intelligent face of M.
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 107. The Lions' Den Reading
Danglars, who really began to experience sundry gnawings at the stomach, arose softly, again applied his eye to the crack of the door, and recognized the intelligent countenance of his guide.
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 115. Luigi Vampa's Bill of Fare Reading
The face of this young woman was covered with a black velvet mask; but notwithstanding this precaution, which was in fact taken rather against others than against him, he at once recognized his usual guide, the light and intelligent Mme.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS, 22 THE BALLET OF LA MERLAISON Reading
If anywhere there are efforts tending to curtail the fullest growth of the Negro, let these efforts be turned into stimulating, encouraging, and making him the most useful and intelligent citizen.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography, Chapter XIV. Reading
Thus departed for this time my chance of much learning from this so clever lunatic; so I shall go, if I may, and cheer myself with a few happy words with that sweet soul Madam Mina.
He is a decent, intelligent fellow, distinctly a good, reliable type of workman, and with a headpiece of his own.
It appeared to me that he was more clever and cold than they were, and that they regarded him with something of my own feeling.
David Copperfield, CHAPTER 2. I OBSERVE Reading
Then, she gave the knife a final smart wipe on the edge of the plaster, and then sawed a very thick round off the loaf: which she finally, before separating from the loaf, hewed into two halves, of which Joe got one, and I the other.
Great Expectations, Chapter II Reading
As I cried, I kicked the wall, and took a hard twist at my hair; so bitter were my feelings, and so sharp was the smart without a name, that needed counteraction.
Great Expectations, Chapter VIII Reading
I can only suppose now, that it was a part of his policy, as a very clever man, habitually to deceive his own instruments.
Great Expectations, Chapter LV Reading