beguiler

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n beguiler a person who charms others (usually by personal attractiveness)
    • n beguiler someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Beguiler One who, or that which, beguiles.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n beguiler One who or that which beguiles or deceives.
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Quotations

  • Laurence Sterne
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    “The history of a soldier's wound beguiles the pain of it.”

Usage

In literature:

Oh, why did I suffer myself to be beguiled by the arts of a wicked son?
"The Robbers A Tragedy" by Friedrich Schiller
The brother's thou beguiles my ear, my heart, With sweet suggestions of equality.
"Don Carlos A Play" by Friedrich Schiller
Well may the heart be pardoned that beguiles Itself in playing for so high a stake.
"Demetrius A Play" by Friedrich Schiller
And with many other pleasant tales did they beguile the hours away.
"The Story of Siegfried" by James Baldwin
Like Monkbarns, he was not incapable of being beguiled.
"The Antiquary, Volume 1" by Sir Walter Scott
Like Monkbarns, he was not incapable of being beguiled.
"The Antiquary, Complete" by Sir Walter Scott
There's my thumb, I'll ne'er beguile thee.
"Rob Roy, Volume 2., Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
There's my thumb, I'll ne'er beguile thee.
"Rob Roy, Complete, Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
Beloved age of innocence and smiles, When each wing'd hour some new delight beguiles.
"The Poetical Works of Henry Kirke White" by Henry Kirke White
Pleasure him with sports, beguile him in wholesome ways, so that his health come again.
"The Prince and The Pauper, Part 2." by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
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In poetry:

I muse on the murdering smile
Of youth's deep and varying rose,
But vainly it strives to beguile,
Or ruin my reason's repose :
"The Search After Love" by Laura Sophia Temple
Dazled thus with height of place,
Whilst our Hopes our wits Beguile,
No man marks the narrow space
'Twixt a Prison and a Smile.
"Upon The Sudden Restraint Of The Earl Of Somerset, Then Falling From Favour" by Sir Henry Wotton
Back to the world we faithless turned,
And far along the wild,
With labour lost and sorrow earned,
Our steps have been beguiled.
"Eighteenth Sunday After Trinity" by John Keble
Just flies and smiles; beguiles and tries
To lead all 'neath the sunny skies,
With windy inconsistencies
Off the Isles of Peace.
"Biographia" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
—Then suddenly, again, the room,
Familiar books about me piled,
And I alone amid the gloom,
By one more mocking dream beguiled.
"In Praise Of Solid People" by C S Lewis
Soon the Nuphar comes, beguiling
Sedgy spears, and swords around,
Like that cradled infant smiling,
Whom, the royal maiden found.
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore

In news:

Became a dirty word about a decade ago (maybe longer), but that hasn?t stopped night-crawlers beguiled by all things gloomy and decadent from searching out macabre environments to haunt.
"The body you are wearing used to be mine," reads the letter that begins "The Rook ," a beguiling and inventive first novel.
There's always been something beguiling about "Alice in Wonderland" - intrigue, otherworldliness and above all creativity and artistry.
The first thing to say about Roger Fry, the English art critic and painter, is that he was one of the most beguiling human beings I have ever known.
Cast, visuals, storyline will 'beguile' audiences.
In a secluded corner of the Scottish Highlands, on nearly the same latitude as Juneau, Alaska, lays a golf course of compelling beauty, fascinating history and beguiling challenge.
In the days before MGM cartoons, you see, Tom and Jerry was a drink, an utterly beguiling thing served hot and foamy in little china shaving mugs that had a way of starting a glow where you needed it most.
Topsy -turvy games continue to beguile.
Topsy-turvy games continue to beguile.
The Victorian artworks found on Forbes@Christies.com are certainly beautiful to behold, but there's something even more beguiling about their titles.
Sitting on the porch, after dusk, one is beguiled by the plaintive songs of the whip-poor-will and the Bobwhite quail.
Photo by Robert Millard THE THEATRICAL DIMENSION Nearly a century separates the two beguilements installed at the Music Center in recent weeks: Giuseppe Verdi's Aida of the 1870s and Luciano Berio's Laborintus II of 1965.
Kathleen Turner oozes charisma in this beguiling production.
At 100, a pool table named 'Big Bertha ' remains beguiling.
Powerful man, beguiling woman: The combination has been sabotaging national interests since the days of Troy.
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In science:

The syntax of the λ-calculus is beguilingly simple.
Temperley-Lieb Algebra: From Knot Theory to Logic and Computation via Quantum Mechanics
Cosmologists became attracted to the beguiling simplicity of a universe in which virtually all of the energy density consists of some form of matter, about 4% being ordinary matter and 96% dark matter.
The Dark Age of the Universe
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