What does the word guile mean?

Usage examples for guile

  1. This young lord, who was in attendance on his Majesty- who never held his court for more than a few days at the same place- or ever he left Vienna to go to Ratisbon, had made a close friendship with my plighted master, and had been serviceable to him in all things wherein he might; and Hans had said of him that he was one in whom there was no guile, with the open heart and bright temper of a child. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. But thy wisdom which thou hast set in my heart hath learned me that for these last months I have been meeting guile with guile and lies with lies. – The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris
  3. She was the only child of the great Mr. Blithers, whose name was on every one's lips at the- Miss Guile interrupted. – The Prince of Graustark by George Barr McCutcheon