[ UK /djˈuːs/ ]
[ US /ˈdus/ ]
  1. a tie in tennis or table tennis that requires winning two successive points to win the game
  2. a word used in exclamations of confusion
    the deuce with it
    the dickens you say
    what the devil
  3. one of the four playing cards in a deck that have two spots
  4. the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number
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How To Use deuce In A Sentence

  • deucedly clever
  • You must be referring to yourself as a progressive in order to mock progressives, deucedly clever of you. Think Progress » Rep. Tom Perriello Tells ‘Spineless’ Senate To Get ‘Its Head Out Of Its Rear End’ And Confront Climate Crisis
  • I think -" "I've a pretty little mare, pure Arab - bought her for breeding, but she's proving deuced picky, altogether unamenable. ON A WILD NIGHT
  • If a joker or deuce is discarded, it is placed crosswise on the discard pile so that it remains visible when other cards are discarded on top of it.
  • Extending it out to 30 or even 50 or so light years which would then include nearest giants, Pollux - & its exoplanet "Polydeuces" (34 ly) Capella (42 ly)plus other sun-like F & G type dwarfs would be fantastic. 32 Nearby Stars
  • Federer was in the sort of form which took him to the Wimbledon title this year, with Blake staving off an amazing 19 out of 20 break-point opportunities, and surviving 10 deuces in one service game.
  • I was pretty affable myself, just then, and pretended not to hear one or two of the more jealous remarks that were dropped - about how odd it was that Her Majesty hadn't chosen one of the purple brigade to squire her young cousin, not so much as Guardee even, but a plain Mr - and who the deuce were the Flashmans anyway? The Sky Writer
  • He's a classic winner, the very deuce of a top-notcher. Grey Town An Australian Story
  • The rudeness of its personnel is legendary, yet it seems perversely proud to be the Fawlty Towers of English cricket, where everything would be fine if it wasn't for the deuced public wanting to watch cricket there.
  • Cut loose like a deuce, another runner in the night az writed an ringinlee rekorded by teh boss, Mr. Springsteen awn teh Greetings From Asbury Park album. Wen U brite az meh, - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?
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