• WordNet 3.6
    • n wile the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Wile A trick or stratagem practiced for insnaring or deception; a sly, insidious; artifice; a beguilement; an allurement. "Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.""Not more almighty to resist our might,
      Than wise to frustrate all our plots and wiles ."
    • Wile To draw or turn away, as by diversion; to while or while away; to cause to pass pleasantly.
    • Wile To practice artifice upon; to deceive; to beguile; to allure.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n wile A trick or stratagem; anything practised for insnaring or deception; a sly, insidious artifice.
    • n wile Synonyms Manœuver, Stratagem, etc. See artifice.
    • wile To deceive; beguile; impose on.
    • wile To lure; entice; inveigle; coax; cajole.
    • wile To shorten or cause to pass easily or pleasantly, as by some diverting wile: in this sense probably confused with while.
    • n wile A Middle English form of while.
    • n wile Same as wild, Weald (?).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Wile wīl a trick: a sly artifice
    • v.t Wile to beguile, inveigle: coax, cajole: to make to pass easily or pleasantly (confused with while)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. wile, AS. wīl,; cf. Icel. vl, væl,. Cf. Guile


In literature:

A woman's fatal wiles, a man's trust betrayed.
"Idle Hour Stories" by Eugenia Dunlap Potts
Even children follow'd with endearing wile, And pluck'd his gown, to share the good man's smile.
"Handy Dictionary of Poetical Quotations" by Various
The practice of his wiles has dulled the edge of his feelings.
"David Lockwin--The People's Idol" by John McGovern
I loved you invulnerable, wise, fortified beyond the wiles of men.
"Balloons" by Elizabeth Bibesco
He has the power of an evil genius, and we should be on our guard against his wiles.
"Young Folks Treasury, Volume 2 (of 12)" by Various
But the artist did come forth, thinking to wile away an hour with the fascinating gypsy girl.
"Red Money" by Fergus Hume
Nevertheless his wiles were always successful in the way he wished, because he well knew that side of the world.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7)" by John Addington Symonds
But the Nurse was wise with the accumulated wisdom of a sex that has had to match strength with wile for ages, and she was not yet ready.
"Love Stories" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
O thou of agreeable smiles, the Rakshasa could not know thee as my wile.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
Had he stolen her heart with his devilish wiles?
"A Daughter of the Dons" by William MacLeod Raine

In poetry:

For when the garment sinks again,
Outbeams a brow of heavenly wile,
Clear as a morning after rain,
And sunny with a perfect smile.
"The Pinafore" by George MacDonald
My Nannie's charming, sweet, an' young:
Nae artfu' wiles to Will ye, O:
May ill befa' the flattering tongue
That wad beguile my Nannie, O.
"My Nannie, O" by Robert Burns
But go! and though thy wiles no more
Will move my heart to strife,
Canst glad thy vain soul with the thought
That thou hast wrecked a life.
"I Give Thee Back My Heart" by Madge Morris Wagner
The mind of man is strange and deep,
Deceiving others and himself;
Its wiles would make an angel weep,
In strife for praise, for power and pelf.
"Man And His Pleasures" by Thomas Frederick Young
A little while the lovely babe,
As if by angels lent,
With soft caress and soothing wile
Invok'd a widow'd mother's smile,
Then to his father went.
"Henry Howard Comstock," by Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney
How she would gaze and sweetly smile !
And fondly vow to leave me never !
flow she would spread each cunning wile
To make my heart her own for ever !
"The Forsaken Husband" by Laura Sophia Temple

In news:

Amy and her guest Connie Wiles of the Cincinnati Wine Festival discuss the fine art of pairing wine with turkey and the flavors of Thanksgiving.
Matt Neale, Sarah Matthew, Fred Cook, Angie Wiles and Jon Hughes.
Unforgettable Wile E the dog.
AEFI honors Wile , gives grants to teachers.
12/31 on the Wile E Coyote.
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office deputies have found the body of former Sedona resident David Ian Wile and arrested a suspect in connection with Wile 's disappearance.
Senator Wile E Coyote A terribly troubling letter.
) I'm wiling to help arrange for shipping although I prefer local pickup.
Before Setzler, who served as chairman in 2011 and 2012, then-state Sen John Wiles (R-Kennesaw) held the position.
Virginia Tech defensive line coach Charley Wiles and UVA's Brandon Phelps.
Hokies coach Charley Wiles and University of Virginia sophomore safety Brandon Phelps chat with WDBJ7's Carl Deffenbaugh in this week's Point After Podcast.
Image from a robbery Wednesday morning at the Sun Trust Bank branch at 9501 Wiles Road in Coral Springs.
And Lois Myrtle Park Wiles.
Goldberg, Wiles win US downhill titles.
Wiles' legacy impossible to measure for St Augustine football program.

In science:

Modularity lifting theorems that initiated with the celebrated work of Wiles and Taylor-Wiles on Fermat’s Last Theorem (cf. [W], [T-W]) will be one of the key tools that we will need.
How to facet a gemstone: from potential modularity to the proof of Serre's modularity conjecture
Because of potential modularity and modularity lifting theorems it is known that R′ agrees with a Hecke algebra T, and in particular that it is finite flat complete intersection (this is an analog over F of the results of Taylor-Wiles).
How to facet a gemstone: from potential modularity to the proof of Serre's modularity conjecture
This part relies heavily on the work of Wiles.
Special values of L-functions and false Tate curve extensions II
Here we would like to mention how helpful was for us the paper of Darmon, Diamond and Taylor reviewing the work of Wiles.
Special values of L-functions and false Tate curve extensions II
As we mentioned in the introduction, in this section we rely on Wiles’ deep results in .
Special values of L-functions and false Tate curve extensions II