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  • adv. In a guileful manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a guileful manner; deceitfully; artfully.


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  • He declined, saying guilefully, "Barack and I are buddies." and hurried on to greet another volunteer.

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  • Therefore, for the last Empire on earth to survive it must guilefully con its citizens into believing something other than the facts about their woeful status of vast economic inequality (as Thomas Frank documented about Kansans).

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  • A star who wants to remain "in the pack" plays her part guilefully.

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  • Scarce a keen reader of runes art thou, if thou deemest thou hast beheld in them the bidding of thy sister to this journey: lo, I read them the runes, and had marvel of so wise a woman as Gudrun is, that she should have miscut them; but that which lieth underneath beareth your bane with it, — yea, either she lacked a letter, or others have dealt guilefully with the runes.

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • “And,” says she, “he is minded to do guilefully by you; wherefore I bid you get ye gone back again to your own land, and gather together the mightiest power ye may, and then come back hither and avenge you; neither go ye now to your undoing, for ye shall surely fail not to fall by his wiles if ye turn not on him even as I bid you.”

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • Not yet done making her its goat, Fate had finally led her here, to the guilefully misnamed White Rose, where the number of evil-looking—and far more evil-smelling—refugees from the storm swelled its cramped quarters.

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  • He that is clean of hands and pure of heart: who has not received his soul in vain, and has not sworn guilefully to his neighbour: he shall receive blessing from the

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  • Beowulf speaks, tells how he would give his armour to his son if he had one; thanks God that he has not sworn falsely or done guilefully; and prays Wiglaf to bear out the treasure that he may see it before he dies.

    The Tale of Beowulf Sometime King of the Folk of the Weder Geats

  • Because they also have acted like enemies against you, and have guilefully deceived you by the idol Phogor, and Cozbi their sister, a daughter of a prince of Madian, who was slain in the day of the plague for the sacrilege of Phogor.

    The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Complete The Challoner Revision

  • Hospitable hands were already leading Keela's horses away when Mr. Poynter rode sedately into camp and, descending to terra firma in the light of the nearest camp fire, guilefully proceeded to assure himself of a welcome and immediate attention by spectacular means; he simply unwound the hullabaloo.

    Diane of the Green Van


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