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beguile
used in The Odyssey by Homer - (translated by: Cowper)

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Definition
to charm, enchant, or entertain someone; or to deceive — especially through charm
  • Now, in my father's family abode A fair Phoenician, tall, full-sized, and skill'd In works of elegance, whom they beguiled.
    Book 15 (72% in)
  • My father, said'st thou? no. Thou art not He, But some Divinity beguiles my soul With mock'ries to afflict me still the more; For never mortal man could so have wrought By his own pow'r; some interposing God Alone could render thee both young and old, For old thou wast of late, and foully clad, But wear'st the semblance, now, of those in heav'n!
    Book 16 (41% in)
  • No. Be not angry now; pardon the fault That I embraced thee not as soon as seen, For horror hath not ceased to overwhelm My soul, lest some false alien should, perchance, Beguile me, for our house draws num'rous such.
    Book 23 (56% in)

There are no more uses of "beguile" in The Odyssey by Homer - (translated by: Cowper).

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