guile

Part of speech: noun

Deceit; stratagem.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", George Barr McCutcheon.