Definitions

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  • n. One who ensnares.

Etymologies

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ensnare +‎ -er

Examples

  • If she is without fortune, she is thought a female adventurer, seeking to sell herself for its attainment; if she is rich, she is supposed a willing dupe, ready for a snare, and only looking about for an ensnarer. '

    Camilla

  • And raises, dangles a knotty rope, ensnarer of human lives -- but, seeing now to whom she speaks, lets fall her disappointed arm and slinks away, mumbling, into sand.

    The Satanic Verses

  • Oh, child of France! shepherdess; peasant girl! trodden under foot by all around thee, how I honour thy flashing intellect, quick as God's lightning, and true as God's lightning to its mark, that ran before France and laggard Europe by many a century, confounding the malice of the ensnarer, and making dumb the oracles of falsehood!

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 4

  • But this is a terrible delusion, which only serves to show the depth and subtlety of him who, besides having "the power of death," is also "the father of lies," the great deceiver and ensnarer of mankind.

    The Wesleyan Methodist Pulpit in Malvern Sermons Preached at the Opening Services of the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, in 1866

  • And the discovery that evening by Doc Woodruff that my son's ensnarer had a husband living put her in high good humor.

    The Plum Tree

  • Her characteristic sagacity had been completely baffled by the superior wolfish cunning of her ensnarer.

    Horse-Shoe Robinson: A Tale of the Tory Ascendency.

  • Even he who poured out to us the famous mead, that sweet ensnarer.

    Y Gododin A Poem of the Battle of Cattraeth

  • France! shepherdess, peasant girl! trodden under foot by all around thee, how I honour thy flashing intellect, quick as God's lightning, and true as God's lightning to its mark, that ran before France and laggard Europe by many a century, confounding the malice of the ensnarer, and making dumb the oracles of falsehood!

    The English Mail-Coach and Joan of Arc

  • The scene changes, the proud Indian is at the feet of his ensnarer; disease has relaxed his iron sinews; drunkenness has debased his mind; and the myriad crimes and vices of civilized Europe have combined to sweep the aborigines of the soil from the face of the forest earth.

    Canada and the Canadians Volume I

  • (ensnarer), daughter of Bethuel, (Genesis 22: 23) and sister of

    Smith's Bible Dictionary

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