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- v. Present participle of beguile.
- n. A beguilement.
- adj. That beguiles or beguile.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Alluring by guile; deluding; misleading; diverting.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. misleading by means of pleasant or alluring methods
- adj. highly attractive and able to arouse hope or desire
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Slightly more beguiling is the debate format, where representatives of contrasting positions do battle, and leave it to the reader to decide — with the implicaiton that the reader is now somehow in a position to do so.
It is witty, tragic and touching, and beguiling from the first page.
What makes the story beguiling is Smiley’s appreciation of the varieties and frailties of human nature.
Perhaps I had been asked to show it, with the notion of beguiling me from my misery; perhaps I was myself trying to drown my sorrows in it.
You say "it was his cogency and the coherence, transparency and unbeguiling quality of his reasoning that was relied upon" ( "beguiling" or "unbeguiling"?)
Take a lesson from the "beguiling" Mike Huckabee's political rhetoric rulebook.
Bengel makes the adulteress who fills their eyes, to be "alluring desire." that cannot cease -- "that cannot be made to cease from sin." beguiling -- "laying baits for." unstable -- not firmly established in faith and piety. heart -- not only the eyes, which are the channel, but the heart, the fountain head of lust.
Sarah blinked for a moment, then laughed, her voice light and curiously beguiling.
Salvation rose reluctantly from the dark depths of my memory and I heard my voice, calm and relaxed, gently beguiling in a swinish way.
Tess Gilchrest knew she had a talent for forming close friendships with people she had only just met or who had been no more than a recognizable face until a shared experience brought them briefly under the spell of her beguiling gregariousness.