Part of speech: verb

To mislead; delude; dupe.

Part of speech: verb

To pass divertingly, as time.

Part of speech: noun

A trick; artifice; stratagem.

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Usage examples "wile":

  1. Now there was no doubt of it; now, as the actress, skilled in every wile, hid the hand holding the ring, as well as the other empty one, behind her back, she would know how to manage so that she could use the garland which Hermon handed her. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  2. Was this some wile and guile of the English medicine- men? - "The British Barbarians", Grant Allen.
  3. Perhaps by and by we shall wile them into not leaving us at all. - "Doctor Cupid", Rhoda Broughton.