Usage examples for beguile

  1. In all good faith would he lay books before my eyes, and strive to beguile me to take pleasure in them as the best remedy against heaviness of soul. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. Or, best of all, he may charm her with his own companionship, beguile her with pleasant drives, or walks and talks, keeping her heart open on the husband side, and so continually alive, while maintaining also the oneness which marriage in theory creates. – A New Atmosphere by Gail Hamilton
  3. To this frank appeal to his justice and generosity, Ferdinand replied with many courteous expressions, and with those general evasive promises, which beguile the ear of the court applicant, but convey no comfort to his heart. – The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (Vol. II) by Washington Irving
  4. " 'Yea speedily was he taken away, lest that wickedness should alter his understanding, or deceit beguile his soul. – An Orkney Maid by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  5. Come now, come, come," and he held out his hand towards him as though he were a shy horse that he was endeavouring to beguile – Jess by H. Rider Haggard
  6. At first with such discourse, and afterwards with conversation of a more general nature, did Mr. Wemmick and I beguile the time and the road, until he gave me to understand that we had arrived in the district of Walworth. – Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  7. To beguile the time he spoke freely of the hardships of his lot. – Kai Lung's Golden Hours by Ernest Bramah Commentator: Hilaire Belloc
  8. They beguile his evening by relating quaint experiences, and hint solemnly of a spot where wealth beyond description can be found. – Frontier Folk by George Booth
  9. Others were singing in solitary places, upon the tops of tall trees in the depths of the forest, their notes being heard at intervals, in various directions, as if one was answering another, to beguile the solemn loneliness of the woods. – Mary Erskine by Jacob Abbott
  10. You shall hear it, then, and it may beguile the last slow moments of time before you go out into eternity. – The Midnight Queen by May Agnes Fleming
  11. Climb up on my back, and while you beguile the daughter I will keep the mother amused. –  by
  12. He fancied that the three Jesuits, Girard, Sabatier, and Grignet, wanted to beguile him, and some day, with some order from Paris, rob him of his little woman. – La Sorcière: The Witch of the Middle Ages by Jules Michelet
  13. He was a skilful musician and passionately fond of children, and it was his wont in early life to gather them in groups about him and beguile them by the hour with the music of the flute or violin. – Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions by Slason Thompson
  14. Your letters, received to- night, have tended to beguile the time, and were at least a temporary relief. – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis
  15. Indeed they are quite cunning and crafty in their effort to beguile the unwary. – The Red Conspiracy by Joseph J. Mereto
  16. We thus owe something to the staying and restraining forces in him, and a wise " laying- to"- for his works, which are, in large part, finely- healthy, objective, and in almost everything unlike the work of an invalid, yet, in some degree, were but the devices to beguile the burdens of an invalid's days. – Robert Louis Stevenson a Record, an Estimate, and a Memorial by Alexander H. Japp
  17. So much indeed was there to beguile them that, if after sunset the Pool had not been a haunted place, they would have lingered there till nightfall. – The Altar Steps by Compton MacKenzie
  18. " I am very glad I can help to beguile them for you. – Kitty's Class Day And Other Stories by Louisa M. Alcott
  19. I saw he might well enough engage the attention of the envoys, but I could not imagine how he could beguile the Parliament, who were actually treating with the Court by their deputies sent to Ruel, and who would certainly run madly into a peace, notwithstanding all their late performances. – The Memoirs of Cardinal de Retz, Complete by Jean Francois Paul de Gondi, Cardinal de Retz