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  • v  influence by slyness
  • v  attract; cause to be enamored

  • So far, at least, he is sticking to the idea that aid, investment and negotiations will beguile the teetering North Korean regime into behaving like a responsible world citizen.
  • He carried puzzles in his pocket to beguile them and wrote them letters to remind them that "we still remember each other, and feel a sort of shivery affection for each other.
  • The blobs that beguile him are any "isomorphic polysurfaces," meaning shapes that are, well, blobs.

  • Abraham Lincoln in The Register-Guard
    Glancing at Potts, Kulongoski recited an excerpt from a letter Abraham Lincoln wrote to a mother who had lost sons in the Civil War: "I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a...
  • Anthony Horowitz in Broadway World
    I am thrilled that Mindgame will have its New York premiere with Ken Russell, a brilliant director whom I've always admired, at the helm,says Horowitz. "It was my aim to write a play that would entertain and beguile and I'm confident this...

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