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beguile
used in King Lear

2 uses
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Definition
to charm, enchant, or entertain someone; or to deceive — especially through charm
  • 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.
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — Before Gloster's Castle (62% in)
  • 'twas yet some comfort When misery could beguile the tyrant's rage And frustrate his proud will.
    4.6 — Act 4 Scene 6 — The country near Dover (23% in)

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