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beguile
used in The Mill on the Floss

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to charm or enchant someone; or to deceive — especially through charm
  • If Dr. Kenn should be beguiled into marrying that Miss Tulliver!
    7.4 -- Book 7 Chapter 4 -- Maggie and Lucy (42% in)
  • There was no promise of happiness for her if she were beguiled into loving Stephen Guest; and this thought emboldened Philip to view his own love for her in the light of a less unequal offering.
    6.7 -- Book 6 Chapter 7 -- Philip Re-enters (79% in)
  • There was at least this fruit from all her years of striving after the highest and best,—that her soul though betrayed, beguiled, ensnared, could never deliberately consent to a choice of the lower.
    6.14 -- Book 6 Chapter 14 -- Waking (11% in)
  • The ladies of St. Ogg's were not beguiled by any wide speculative conceptions; but they had their favorite abstraction, called Society, which served to make their consciences perfectly easy in doing what satisfied their own egoism,—thinking and speaking the worst of Maggie Tulliver, and turning their backs upon her.
    7.4 -- Book 7 Chapter 4 -- Maggie and Lucy (15% in)

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