As I grow to know him better, however, I find he is not cozening the public so much as imposing on himself.
I will have no gallivanting, no cozening and smiling and prating and distracting.
Within one moment they would be round and artless like a child's, and long and cozening like a gypsy's.
A real expert in cozening, a master of guile, was wanted to exploit the opportunity to its limit.
Then he would have fled from the danger of her presence, but the eyes grew long and cozening, like a gypsy's, and held him.
But even the basest of the yokels and groundlings could not make merry over the cozening of so noble a gentleman!
You know I never get or save anything by cozening or classmating.
Add not new crimes by cozening me anew; for I shall find out truth, though it lie hid even in the bottom of Philander's, heart.'
Struggle forces upon the group the necessity of cozening, beguiling, managing its members.
I am only glad that he did not succeed in cozening you further than he did.
1560s, of uncertain origin; perhaps from French cousiner "cheat on pretext of being a cousin;" or from Middle English cosyn "fraud, trickery" (mid-15c.), which is perhaps related to Old French coçon "dealer, merchant, trader," from Latin cocionem "horse dealer." Related: Cozened; cozening; cozenage.