Usage examples for ensnare

  1. As no man was more cunning than Crassus to ensnare others by flattery, so no man lay more open to it, or swallowed it more greedily than himself. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  2. But Misnar, recollecting the many devices which the enchanters had prepared to ensnare him, was very doubtful what course to take. – Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers by Various
  3. Caught herself, she proceeded to ensnare others. – A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718 by Wallace Notestein
  4. You do not know How to ensnare men, Sannio. – The Comedies of Terence by Publius Terentius Afer
  5. He takes her by the palm: Ay, well said, whisper; with as little a web as this, will I ensnare as great a fly as Cassio. – Literary Remains, Vol. 2 by Coleridge
  6. There was considerable danger in being always among people of a wild and savage nature, to entrap and ensnare whom would be his duty, and he felt that he had the requisite courage. – The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope
  7. You know that before letting chemistry ensnare me I studied medicine, and am still somewhat of a surgeon. – The Three Cities Trilogy: Paris, Vol. 2 by Emile Zola
  8. These charming ladies just ensnare the big people, make them chatter, and then get together, as they did to- day, and compare the locks of hair they have snipped from their Samsons. – Father Payne by Arthur Christopher Benson
  9. It imagines it has; but let it make any decided step to ensnare the liberties of the people at large, and the result would be somewhat astonishing! – Temporal Power by Marie Corelli
  10. Ishmael's blood ran with too much of inherited aptitude for prayer for the former pitfall to ensnare him, but the latter yawned beside him now and he thrilled to its attractions. – Secret Bread by F. Tennyson Jesse
  11. " But Roman gold does not ensnare you," Adalo continued; " so some magic blinds you." –  by
  12. Care and anxiety sat upon his countenance; he watched the chances of the flesh market, stood ready to ensnare the careless youth, to take advantage of the frailer portions of a Southerner's noble nature. – Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter by F. Colburn Adams
  13. She holds Cecil by the hand, who looks a veritable Red Ridinghood, tempting enough to ensnare any wolf. – Floyd Grandon's Honor by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  14. To this I replied that although the idea of moving in a processional triumph would readily ensnare the minds of the light and fantastic, I should prefer some more literary occupation, submissively adding that in such a case I would not stiffen my joints against the most menial lot, even that of blending my voice in a laudatory chorus, or of carrying official pronouncements about the walls of the city, for it is said with justice, " The starving man does not peel his melon, nor do the parched first wipe round the edges of the proffered cup." – The Mirror of Kong Ho by Ernest Bramah
  15. His natural taste was to admire it, shunning the lures and tangles of the women on high seas, notably the married: who, by the way, contrive to ensnare us through wonderment at a cleverness caught from their traffic with the masculine world: often- if we did but know! – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  16. No; but first we must ensnare the brother- an easier task. – The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
  17. Othello would not have become Iago's victim if his own character had been different; but still, as we say, it is an extraordinary fatality which makes him the companion of the one man in the world who is at once able enough, brave enough, and vile enough to ensnare him. – Oxford Lectures on Poetry by Andrew Cecil Bradley
  18. It would be a pretty thing if out of foolish affection for you I were to try to play the siren that should ensnare the steersman of the house- your father- with flattering words. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  19. No sooner do we pick up a religious weekly than we stumble and sprawl through a bewildering succession of inanities, manufactured expressly to ensnare our simple feet. – The Fiend's Delight by Dod Grile