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

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Examples

  • Clueless to the world's guiles, she falls instantly in love with de Grieux, a young chevalier who reciprocates her feelings with a flush and unforgettable aria.

    Nicole Campoy-Leffler: Sing To Me: Il Postino, Manon, Cosi Fan Tutte

  • Supple sentences, with first and second meanings and overtones beyond, outrageous challenges with cleverly planned slip-points, rebuttals of elegant brevity; deceptions and guiles, patient explanations of the obvious, fleeting allusions to the unthinkable.

    :Acquired Taste

  • The Rival team Captain, Ricky Ponting said that he and his men were able to negotiate Kumble's guiles.

    Kumble Positive about recovering

  • NOT simply left to the guiles of a 'por puesto' minibus driver and his obsessive wife.

    As Russian warships, Medvedev, visit Venezuela, the Maduro/Flores 'Rocky Horror Show' becomes tragi-comedy!

  • And this magical monk is a cunning inventor and artificer of all manner strange works; and he is a crafty warlock full of guiles and wiles, an arch deceiver of wondrous wickedness, who hath mastered every kind of magic and witchcraft.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • If I show thee favour who art my foe by kind, I am the cause of cutting myself off from the world; and thou, O fox, art full of wiles and guiles.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • When art shall be annexed to beauty, when wiles and guiles shall concur; for to speak as it is, love is a kind of legerdemain; mere juggling, a fascination.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Castilio conceives, will scarce serve to reckon up those allurements and guiles, that men and women use to deceive one another with.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Her face flushed yet more as she spake again: But concerning all things, I deem that Atra may give you the best rede, when ye have met the loves; for that she knoweth more of the isle and its guiles than the others.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • I like the new Khedive immensely; but I warn you that all Midian guiles will be wasted on him, and Mrs. Burton ought to have taken the £3,000 I offered her at Suez, and which she scoffed at, saying,

    The Romance of Isabel Lady Burton

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