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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of beguile.

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Examples

  • Fortunately, Twain was that rare motormouth whose every word beguiles us.

    The Adventures of Samuel Clemens

  • To which the boy had always listened in silence, being reverent of his old grandfather; but nevertheless a certain vague, sweet hope, such as beguiles the children of genius, had whispered in his heart, "Yet the poor do choose sometimes -- choose to be great, so that men cannot say them nay."

    A Dog of Flanders: a Christmas Story

  • To which the boy had always listened in silence, being reverent of his old grandfather; but nevertheless a certain vague, sweet hope, such as beguiles the children of genius, had whispered in his heart, "Yet the poor do choose sometimes, -- choose to be great, so that men cannot say them nay."

    Stories of Childhood

  • A friend of Picasso – and combining commercial fashion photography and artistic work while entwined in a bohemian milieu – what beguiles me is the mastery she achieved in the realm of photography by bringing with her all her selves as she worked though each chapter of her career and each dimension of her work.

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  • Rachel, Joseph's mother, beguiles her father Laban by stealing his idols and lying to him about having done so, both to prevent her father from worshipping them and to ensure he does not use them to divine Jacob's intentions of fleeing.

    Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: Deception And Desire: An Overview Of Genesis

  • Gene Harris's tinkling piano beguiles with Summertime.

    Ménage A Bleu

  • For just as those who are interrogated by others experience a sudden excitement and answer the inquiry incisively and with the utmost candour, so the figure of question and answer leads the hearer to suppose that each deliberate thought is struck out and uttered on the spur of the moment, and so beguiles his reason.

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  • "This is a continued drama that beguiles people's minds," the statement said.

    Karzai opens Afghan parliament with accusations, call for unity

  • It beguiles us with the promise that if we give ourselves away, we will be wanted.

    Julie Daley: The Courage To Sin: What Mary Daly Taught Me About Being A Woman

  • But Act II bursts into life and from then on, in Tom Hawkes's spirited and alluring staging, it beguiles wholeheartedly.

    Tosca; La rondine; Arensky Chamber Orchestra – review

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