verb (used with object), be·guiled, be·guil·ing.
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Origin of beguile
OTHER WORDS FROM beguilebe·guile·ment, nounbe·guil·er, nounun·be·guiled, adjectiveun·be·guil·ing, adjective
Words nearby beguile
Example sentences from the Web for beguilement
The term remains a handy tag we stick on deeds which in our beguilement or cowardice we cannot or will not confront.Senseless. Evil. Silver Linings. Our Misguided Terms of Terror.|William Giraldi|April 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But she is deceived by her own false valuation; she can only see herself in the image that she makes for the beguilement of man.The Education of Eric Lane|Stephen McKenna
Ministers in turn have defensively adopted the arts of beguilement, varied by an exercise of the police.The Short Works of George Meredith|George Meredith
In any case they must be taken for what they are: a beguilement of lone moments of leisure.Monumental Java|J. F. Scheltema
He had so far been the victim of the sex, and in his own small way had suffered scorn and beguilement enough.Despair's Last Journey|David Christie Murray
He began with the arts of beguilement, and left nothing undone to win the confidence and affection of the Toledan nobles.Toledo. The Story of an Old Spanish Capital|Hannah Lynch