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Definition to charm, enchant, or entertain someone; or to deceive — especially through charm
  • Few men could remain detached while looking into her beguiling eyes.
beguiling = enchanting; or enchanting and deceptive
  • Here's some books to beguile your downtime this summer.
  • beguile = entertain (or make time pass pleasantly)
  • She was wined and dined, and beguiled into signing the contract.
  • beguiled = tricked
  • 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
  • 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
  • beguiled = was entertained for
  • 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
  • Whiles you beguile the time and feed your knowledge
    Shakespeare, William  --  Twelfth Night; or What You Will
  • I know the Sheriff has devised it to beguile us archers into some treachery.
    McSpadden, J. Walker  --  Robin Hood
  • 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

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