Beguilement



to influence by trickery, flattery, etc.; mislead; delude.
to take away from by cheating or deceiving (usually followed by of):
to be beguiled of money.
to charm or divert:
a multitude of attractions to beguile the tourist.
to pass (time) pleasantly:
beguiling the long afternoon with a good book.
Contemporary Examples

Senseless. Evil. Silver Linings. Our Misguided Terms of Terror. William Giraldi April 22, 2013

Historical Examples

Toledo. The Story of an Old Spanish Capital Hannah Lynch
Banked Fires E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
Monumental Java J. F. Scheltema
One of Our Conquerors, Complete George Meredith
The Short Works of George Meredith George Meredith
Despair’s Last Journey David Christie Murray
The Education of Eric Lane Stephen McKenna
The Last Miracle M. P. Shiel

verb (transitive) -guiles, -guiling, -guiled
to charm; fascinate
to delude; influence by slyness
often foll by of or out of. to deprive (someone) of something by trickery; cheat (someone) of
to pass pleasantly; while away
v.

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