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Word: beguile

Definition: deceive; mislead or delude; cheat; pass time pleasantly; charm or attract; Ex. beguiling smile


Sentences Containing 'beguile'

But there was no harm in his way of saying this: it was said laughingly, and to beguile the time.''
His age might have been eighteen or nineteen; he was of a merry countenance, and to all appearance of an active habit, and he went along singing seguidillas to beguile the wearisomeness of the road.
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