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used in Faust -- Part 1 (translated by Theil)

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to charm, enchant, or entertain someone; or to deceive — especially through charm
  • What dreams beguile you on your poet's height?
  • MEPHISTOPHELES If it so please thee, I'm at thy command; Only on this condition, understand; That worthily thy leisure to beguile, I here may exercise my arts awhile.
  • Accurs'd what each as property beguiles, Wife, child, slave, plough, whate'er its name!
  • Me canst thou cheat with glozing wile Till self-reproach away I cast,— Me with joy's lure canst thou beguile Let that day be for me the last!
  • MEPHISTOPHELES A pretty play our leisure to beguile!
  • FAUST With but Seven hours I could succeed; Nor should I want the devil's wile, So young a creature to beguile.
  • While bright with stars the heavens appear, I'll sing a masterpiece of art: A moral song shall charm her ear, More surely to beguile her heart.

There are no more uses of "beguile" in Faust -- Part 1 (translated by Theil).

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