Insnare

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Insnare To catch in a snare; to entrap; to take by artificial means. "Insnare a gudgeon."
    • Insnare To take by wiles, stratagem, or deceit; to involve in difficulties or perplexities; to seduce by artifice; to inveigle; to allure; to entangle. "The insnaring charms
      Of love's soft queen."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • insnare To take in a snare; allure; entrap.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Insnare . See Ensnare.
    • v.t Insnare en-snār′ to catch in a snare: to entrap: to entangle.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Written also ensnare,

Usage

In literature:

She would make great Advances to insnare Men, but without any manner of Scruple break off when there was no Provocation.
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
Insnare = allogi, kapti.
"English-Esperanto Dictionary" by John Charles O'Connor and Charles Frederic Hayes
This was Tom's plan to insnare me, and during this time he was in the cellar, preparing the dungeon for my reception.
"Seek and Find" by Oliver Optic
That this sin hath ordinarily insnared God's people into divers other sins.
"Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies)" by John Howie
They tempted and insnared him; and even I urged him into the path of danger.
"The May Flower, and Miscellaneous Writings" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
She practises all her arts on me, as if I were a new lover, whom she wished to insnare.
"Vassall Morton" by Francis Parkman
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In poetry:

That earth again should thee insnare,
O how thy heart was pain'd!
For all its faiding glory there
Thy Husband's beauty stain'd.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter II." by Ralph Erskine