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 Meanings and Examples of GUILE
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guile
 n.  skillful deceit; disposition to deceive or cheat; disguise cunningly
Classic Sentence:
1  An hour later when the conversation began to lag, Gerald, with a guile that belied the wide innocence of his bright blue eyes, proposed a game.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
2  Mammy's victories over Scarlett were hard-won and represented guile unknown to the white mind.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
3  Seeing the obdurate look on Scarlett's face, Mammy picked up the tray and, with the bland guile of her race, changed her tactics.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
4  Notwithstanding the symptoms of habitual suspicion, his countenance was not only without guile, but at the moment at which he is introduced, it was charged with an expression of sturdy honesty.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3
5  We were all disposed to wonder, but it seems to have been the merciful appointment of Providence that the heart which knew no guile should not suffer.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
6  A creature,' continued the young man, passionately, 'a creature as fair and innocent of guile as one of God's own angels, fluttered between life and death.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
7  She did not attribute guile to any.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 10
8  We were among the first he counted, and he never suspected any guile, but laid himself down to sleep as soon as he had done counting.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK IV
9  They meant no guile, but the wind drove them off their course, and we sailed on till we came hither by night.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XIII
10  I should have some, said Levin, not without some guile, hoping Veslovsky would be tempted by the vodka, and would go away to them.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 10
11  These despised themselves, as being the dupes of a wily fraud, a guileful snake in the grass.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
Example Sentence:
1  However, never under-estimate the capacity for guile of a truly cunning and determined terrorist.