Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of beguiling; the state of being beguiled.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of beguiling, or the state of being beguiled.

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  • noun The characteristic of being beguiled.

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  • noun an entertainment that provokes pleased interest and distracts you from worries and vexations
  • noun magnetic personal charm

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Examples

  • Alhambra, or the narratives of the brilliant exploits of New World explorers; surrender yourself to the flowing current of his transparent style, and you are conscious of a beguilement which is the crowning excellence of all lighter literature, for which we have no word but “charm.”

    Washington Irving

  • Alhambra, or the narratives of the brilliant exploits of New World explorers; surrender yourself to the flowing current of his transparent style, and you are conscious of a beguilement which is the crowning excellence of all lighter literature, for which we have no word but

    Washington Irving

  • Alhambra, or the narratives of the brilliant exploits of New World explorers; surrender yourself to the flowing current of his transparent style, and you are conscious of a beguilement which is the crowning excellence of all lighter literature, for which we have no word but

    Washington Irving

  • Alhambra, or the narratives of the brilliant exploits of New World explorers; surrender yourself to the flowing current of his transparent style, and you are conscious of a beguilement which is the crowning excellence of all lighter literature, for which we have no word but

    The Complete Project Gutenberg Writings of Charles Dudley Warner

  • Open by chance and read almost anywhere in his score of books, ” it may be the “Tour on the Prairies,” the familiar dream of the Alhambra, or the narratives of the brilliant exploits of New World explorers; surrender yourself to the flowing current of his transparent style, and you are conscious of a beguilement which is the crowning excellence of all lighter literature, for which we have no word but “charm.”

    Washington Irving

  • Don is especially receptive to Megan's beguilement after settling affairs at Anna's house and getting the ring from Stephanie.

    Finale Watch: Mad Men, Rubicon

  • She was such an intriguing mixture of innocence and sensuality, guile and beguilement.

    Much Ado About Marriage

  • She was such an intriguing mixture of innocence and sensuality, guile and beguilement.

    Much Ado About Marriage

  • She was such an intriguing mixture of innocence and sensuality, guile and beguilement.

    Much Ado About Marriage

  • On the whole, beguilement by a teenage bad boy, however courtly his manner, doesn't lead to eternal love; nor is self-abnegation a reliable route to bliss.

    Twilight: the franchise that ate feminism

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  • The ability to manipulate people's minds and trick them into thinking or doing things.

    May 15, 2008