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

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Examples

  • What is happening has to be one of the biggest national 'hoodwinks' since Bush 'won' the 2000 election.

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  • SEABROOK: And Nolan thinks keeping the donors secret actually hoodwinks the viewer into paying attention to the attack, rather than its purpose.

    Voters Say They Want To Know Who Funds Ads

  • That story has had many narrators, but the consistent theme has been this: the Republican Party hoodwinks evangelicals and other conservative Christians to vote against their economic interests by keeping the culture war raging through constant talk of issues, namely abortion and gay rights, it never intends to deliver on.

    Neil J. Young: Money, God And Greed: The Tea Party And Capitalism

  • The question is whether Brown Image plc will get there first and manage to spin this favourably with a few choice hoodwinks wrapped up in newspeak or whether Team Cameron will get up off their post-Christmas arses and go on the record to demonstrate how Obama's speech also points a big fat finger at the dodgy dealer from Kirkcaldy.

    Smoking Guns and the Morality of Parliamentary Privilege

  • Below is an interview on NPR this morning in which she reflects criticism calmly, but spins, bamboozles, and hoodwinks everyone in the process.

    Penn: Pennsylvania Will Show That Obama "Really Can't Win The General Election"

  • Coulter later expressed her admiration for Romney's ability to "trick" those liberals up there in Massachusetts into voting for him as governor in 2002, adding, "I like a guy who hoodwinks liberals so easily."

    Matt Ortega: Recount in Ann Coulter Primary: Why Did She Bail on Mitt?

  • I am surprised that things weren't worse recently in Guatemala and other Central American countries when they had similar hoodwinks.

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  • Kerry's so-called apology hoodwinks nobody and as a former candidate for President in a close election, his attitude towards the military and shape-shifting on Iraq does represent much of the Democratic party.

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  • Reading those first two paragraphs, I felt this was going to be one of these pieces about how the military hoodwinks young innocents, but it isn't at all.

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  • By his criticism he puts a stop to the foreign embassies which dupe the Athenians; he checks flattery and folly; he never bribes nor hoodwinks them, but exposes their harsh treatment of their subjects and their love of condemning on groundless charges the older generation which had fought at Marathon.

    Authors of Greece

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