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  • Few men could remain detached while looking into her beguiling eyes.
  • Come, and take choice of all my library, and so beguile thy sorrow...
    William Shakespeare  --  Titus Andronicus
  • For gifts beguile men’s minds and their deeds as well.
    Homer  --  Collection Of Hesiod, Homer and Homerica
  • How shall we beguile The lazy time, if not with some delight?
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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  • So let the Turk of Cyprus us beguile;
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • she was beguiled and surprised
    William Shakespeare  --  The Taming of the Shrew
  • I thought for an instant of the bitter beguiling taste of the cigarettes.
    David Almond  --  Clay
  • beguile the rich and poor
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • The sorceress and I had a rocky history, but even I had to admit she was beguiling.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • European women often boss their men too, but with a beguiling subtlety unknown to most American females.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • The voice in my head grew still more soothing, friendly, beguiling.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • DANFORTH: Now hear me, and beguile yourselves no more.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • But Timur is wildly sociable, his faults forever absolved by good humor, a determined friendliness, and a beguiling air of innocence that endears him to people he meets.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • But there was no harm in his way of saying this: it was said laughingly, and to beguile the time.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Catherine told Hareton who she was, and where she was going; and asked him to show her the way: finally, beguiling him to accompany her.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • "Ah, then, I suppose you heard Haidee’s guzla; the poor exile frequently beguiles a weary hour in playing over to me the airs of her native land."
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • He stopped struggling for a moment to gaze up into Yossarian’s face through the crack in the door with what he must have supposed was a beguiling smile.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Parted lovers beguile absence by a thousand chimerical devices, which possess, however, a reality of their own.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • But Billy Pilgrim wasn’t beguiled by the back of the store.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • His daughter will not let Odysseus go, poor mournful man; she keeps on coaxing him with her beguiling talk, to turn his mind from Ithaka.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • At first with such discourse, and afterwards with conversation of a more general nature, did Mr. Wemmick and I beguile the time and the road, until he gave me to understand that we had arrived in the district of Walworth.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Western travellers, who have beguiled the midnight hour in the interesting process of pulling down rail fences, to pry their carriages out of mud holes, will have a respectful and mournful sympathy with our unfortunate hero.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • No thought could exist in the throbbing that surrounded them, only an upwelling of emotion that the drums expertly beguiled, summoning tears and bittersweet joy at the same time.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • In a dull, Hat voice-to show I was not beguiled by his good looks or his family photograph-I told Doctor Gordon about not sleeping and not eating and not reading.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • Years passed away before the traditionary tale of the white maiden, and of the young warrior of the Mohicans ceased to beguile the long nights and tedious marches, or to animate their youthful and brave with a desire for vengeance.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • The extraordinary intensity of his gaze seemed to attract it, beguile it, and draw it more surely than if he had it in tow!
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Your face, my thane, is as a book where men May read strange matters:—to beguile the time, Look like the time; bear welcome in your eye, Your hand, your tongue: look like the innocent flower, But be the serpent under’t.
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • Pleasure him with sports, beguile him in wholesome ways, so that his health come again.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • They beguiled the time by backbiting and intriguing against each other in a foolish kind of way.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • As the omnibus contained only one other passenger, a sleepy old lady, Amy pocketed her veil and beguiled the tedium of the way by trying to find out where all her money had gone to.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • On certain nights the moonlight had flooded through his dormer window and bathed everything in blue, beguiling shadows that prevented him from sleeping.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • My son inquired to what species of the monkey tribe I thought his protege belonged, which led to a good deal of talk on the subject, and conversation beguiling the way, we found ourselves ere long on the rocky margin of the stream and close to the rest of our party.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • This is not the place to chase those beguiling will-o’-the-wisps of criticism: whether Gilgamesh was a prototype of Odysseus or wielded the club of Heracles.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • The Nolan men grew handsomer, weaker and more beguiling with each generation.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Aphrodite likes to beguile the women of Akhaia to elope with Trojans, whom she so adores: now, fondling some Akhaian girl, I fear, she scratched her slim white hand on a golden pin.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • I know, sir, I am no flatterer: he that beguiled you in a plain accent was a plain knave; which, for my part, I will not be, though I should win your displeasure to entreat me to’t.
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • Now by my faith I know well that he will grieve some of the court of King Arthur; for on him knights will be bold, and deem that it is I, and that will beguile them.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • Scrooge took his melancholy dinner in his usual melancholy tavern; and having read all the newspapers, and beguiled the rest of the evening with his banker’s-book, went home to bed.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • He had been afraid that she would attack him, would lay her poor snares before him—snares which would be all the more pitifully beguiling because of their poverty.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Now by my faith I know well that he will grieve some of the court of King Arthur; for on him knights will be bold, and deem that it is I, and that will beguile them.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • For by the "she" of Lucetta’s story Elizabeth had not been beguiled.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • Sweet, leave me here awhile; My spirits grow dull, and fain I would beguile The tedious day with sleep.
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • How could I have been so beguiled?
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • But she was not yet quite sure what she meant; and of all the times to become beguiled by such a matter, to try to argue it, or warn about it!
    James Agee  --  A Death in the Family
  • Hold, sir, here’s my purse; In the south suburbs, at the Elephant, Is best to lodge: I will bespeak our diet Whiles you beguile the time and feed your knowledge With viewing of the town; there shall you have me.
    William Shakespeare  --  Twelfth Night
  • Thus the artist, whatever he might judge of Phoebe’s capacity, was beguiled, by some silent charm of hers, to talk freely of what he dreamed of doing in the world.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • On re-entering the cloister, the archdeacon found at the door of his cell his brother Jehan du Moulin, who was waiting for him, and who had beguiled the tedium of waiting by drawing on the wall with a bit of charcoal, a profile of his elder brother, enriched with a monstrous nose.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Maybe that was why she refused to let guys touch her and instead kept them beguiled with her wit and charm: knowing how guys could not resist an intimate smile or gentle flattery.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
  • Now by my faith I know well that he will grieve some of the court of King Arthur; for on him knights will be bold, and deem that it is I, and that will beguile them; and because of his armor and shield I am sure I shall ride in peace.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • Beside the provisions lay the flute, whose notes had lately been called forth by the lonely watcher to beguile a tedious hour.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
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