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Definition to charm or enchant someone; or to deceive — especially through charm

In classic literature,  beguile is often used to reference time passed pleasantly.
  • Few men could remain detached while looking into her beguiling eyes.
beguiling = charming
  • 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
  • PROCTOR: Beguile me not!
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • beguile = deceive
  • How shall we beguile The lazy time, if not with some delight?
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • beguile = to charm someone; or to deceive — especially through charm
  • So let the Turk of Cyprus us beguile;
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • beguile = charm and/or deceive
  • beguile the rich and poor
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • beguile = deceive
  • I thought for an instant of the bitter beguiling taste of the cigarettes.
    David Almond  --  Clay
  • beguiling = enchanting or deceptive
  • she was beguiled and surprised
    William Shakespeare  --  The Taming of the Shrew
  • beguiled = deceived
  • DANFORTH: Now hear me, and beguile yourselves no more.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • beguile = deceive
  • I must beguile her gently and pleasantly along till I've won her confidence, and then she will be ready for anything.
    Alcott, Louisa May  --  Eight Cousins
  • I am not merry; but I do beguile
    The thing I am, by seeming otherwise.
    William Shakespeare
  • "Mentor," he cried, "do not let Ulysses beguile you into siding with him and fighting the suitors."
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • I know the Sheriff has devised it to beguile us archers into some treachery.
    McSpadden, J. Walker  --  Robin Hood
  • Whiles you beguile the time and feed your knowledge
    Shakespeare, William  --  Twelfth Night; or What You Will
  • But there was no harm in his way of saying this: it was said laughingly, and to beguile the time.
    Dickens, Charles  --  A Tale Of Two Cities
  • And though she did beguile the time and keep me from my bed, you must not be so tenderly careful of me as to be out of humour with her.
    Dickens, Charles  --  The Old Curiosity Shop
  • ^ Thy broken vows, thy friends beguiled Have shut for thee the ears of God.
    Euripides  --  Medea
  • If Dr. Kenn should be beguiled into marrying that Miss Tulliver!
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • 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

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