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ADJ   clever | cleverer / more clever | cleverest / most clever
À malin, malin et demi ! [loc.]There's always someone cleverer than you! [idiom]
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Usage Examples English
  • Kenyon calls him "a cleverer man than any in England", who was gifted enough to tie England to Spain's interests for the next decade.
  • Kafka said of him: "Franz Blei is much cleverer, and greater, than what he writes." (Janouch, 1971. "Conversations With Kafka").
  • After a triple wedding, Rosalind suggested to Prigio that he could use the wishing cap and make himself no cleverer than anyone else.
  • They have virtually the same personalities and neither of them is intelligent — they are perhaps even intellectually disabled — although Cora believes that she is slightly cleverer than Clarice.
  • According to Martin Gardner, Puthoff (and Targ) "imagined they could do research in parapsychology but instead dealt with 'psychics' who were cleverer than they were".
  • Stephen Holden of "The New York Times" wrote that "Wimbledon" was "much more conventional" than Loncraine's previous films but with "cleverer-than-average dialogue and sharply drawn subsidiary characters".
  • The teacher of that school was trained in the Monitorial System where the cleverer students were encouraged to become teachers or helpers for less able students.
  • As the parasytes gradually adapt to human life and become cleverer at disguising their true identities, Shinichi finds himself in more and more danger".
  • Writing for "Vice", Robert Christgau found the album "much cleverer than lemmings claim, bluntly and intelligently political too, but so received in its cartoon misogyny and pop grandeur you know he felt irrelevance bearing down even before #MeToo killed this album on the vine".
  • As the Chinese pronunciation of “scallion” is the same as “clever” (‘cong’), it symbolizes that their children would become cleverer after eating those pancakes.
  • Jacques de Révigny or Jacobus de Ravanis (1230s-1296) was a French jurist. The Italian jurist and poet Cino da Pistoia said of Jacques de Révigny that there was no cleverer debater in the world.
  • Napoleon congratulates Fouché on his cleverness, but has to agree when Fouché tells him that in Catherine he has found someone still cleverer.
  • Jha gave the movie 4 stars and said, "Indeed The Ankur Arora Murder Case is a far cleverer, wiser and relevant film than most of what we get to see these days.
  • Olive: The Inventor's closest friend. Aged 14, she has a very inquisitive mind, and often appears cleverer than the Inventor. Voiced by Ellie Fairman.
  • Hard work, more work, higher-quality work and more and cleverer ideas are all meritorious, and they all create value.
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Contains translations by TU Chemnitz and Mr Honey's Business Dictionary (German-English only).
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