Origin of guile
Examples from the Web for guile
But to say nothing of the innovative frame structure, what stands out here is the guile and agency of the female characters.
"If that is the case, hats off to him for guile and deviousness," says Yossi Verter in Haaretz.
They never refuse when you ask them up, and they are full of guile.Peck's Sunshine|George W. Peck
And, taking my brush, I added a touch here and a touch there till there came into that face of sorrows a look of craft and guile.Ghetto Comedies|Israel Zangwill
But for her, she said that wise men would think that this was not done by guile.The Story of Grettir The Strong|Translated by Eirikr Magnusson and William Morris
The cardinal's smile had changed from one of benignity to one of guile.The Historical Nights Entertainment, Second Series|Rafael Sabatini
A real expert in cozening, a master of guile, was wanted to exploit the opportunity to its limit.She Stands Accused|Victor MacClure
Word Origin for guile
mid-12c., from Old French guile "deceit, wile, fraud, ruse, trickery," from Frankish *wigila "trick, ruse" or a related Germanic source (cf. Old Frisian wigila "sorcery, witchcraft," Old English wil "trick;" see wile).