UNDERHANDED in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of UNDERHANDED
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
underhanded
 a.  short-handed; clandestine; marked by deception
Classic Sentence:
1  A beginning of mystery menaced "the established order of things," which was suspicious and underhand.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—A GROUP WHICH BARELY MISSED BECOMING HISTORIC
2  It is obscure because it is underhand.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER III—SLANG WHICH WEEPS AND SLANG WHICH LAUGHS
3  "Oh, it's nothing underhand," he assured me.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 4
4  But, you see, from the mother's breast the colored child feels and sees that there are none but underhand ways open to it.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
5  He had suspected his agent of some underhand dealing; of meaning to bias him against the deserving; and he had determined to go himself, and thoroughly investigate the merits of the case.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
6  Mr. Duffy, however, had a distaste for underhand ways and, finding that they were compelled to meet stealthily, he forced her to ask him to her house.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In A PAINFUL CASE
Example Sentence:
1  This kind of underhanded behavior is the reason that independent bookstores are going out of business.
2  Mr Livingstone accused the government of being underhand.
3  They did it all in such an underhand way.