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Definition of "vulpine" []

  • Of, resembling, or characteristic of a fox. (adjective)
  • Cunning; clever. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or resembling a fox (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Possessing the characteristics often attributed to foxes; crafty, clever, etc (adjective)

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Use "vulpine" in a sentence
  • "I remember that as we said good-by there was that in her smile that recalled the vulpine complacency of Mona Lisa, the Wise."
  • "I remember that as we said good-bye, there was that in her smile that recalled the vulpine complacency of Mona Lisa, the"
  • "And when he later threatens the recalcitrant Goneril that her sister will "with her nails flay thy wolfish visage", he brandishes his own vulpine claw in her face."