- He is the point where Bill Sykes meets the Artful Dodger.
- The society's charitable project soon got round the underworld, and in January 1773 they had a card hung in Westminster Jail stating that their charity was likely to be imposed upon "by artful and designing villains who cause themselves to be arrested and imprisoned a day before the Society makes a distribution and thus come in for relief designed for the Poor distressed debtors imprisoned for a long time. "
- A Texan jury on December 20th convicted Don "Big Daddy" Dixon for using his bank as a personal piggy-bank; the next day prosecutors announced that they had squeezed a guilty plea from Edwin "Fast Eddie" McBirney, who admitted to artful manipulation of deposits at Sunbelt Savings Association, the largest SL ever to fail in Texas.
- "But that power, your cool head, the artful way you played him?"
- (Psychoanalysis shows that many legends and fairy stories owe their continued appeal to their "artful representation" of common unconscious fantasies related to early stages of psychological development.)
- Mr Lafontaine is artful, tenacious and (unlike Mr Kohl) a fine orator.
- CHIC: tactful transformation has turned La Manufacture from a vast nineteenth-century industrial building into an artful restaurant.
- His deftness with something as prosaic as a cotton bud and bottle of adrenalin might not be everybody's idea of art, but is certainly artful.
- Hanson, say its detractors, is no more than an artful asset-stripper.
- Characters thus become splintered versions of the dominant voice, examples of what Thomas LeClair has called "artful ventriloquism" (in McCaffery 1986: 121).
- This is an artful way of congratulating Charles, while at the same time unveiling changes in Business's presentation.
- The artful honesty of this novel's conclusion - with Eupolis impelled towards a moment of self-knowledge which he is not quite permitted to understand - certainly makes the book stand out.
- And so the process went on; back into the Dickensian world of the Artful Dodger and then the violence of the eighteenth-century "mob".