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Definition of Wile

  • A trick or stratagem practiced for insnaring or deception; a sly, insidious; artifice; a beguilement; an allurement.
  • To practice artifice upon; to deceive; to beguile; to allure.
  • To draw or turn away, as by diversion; to while or while away; to cause to pass pleasantly.
  • the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)

How to use wile in a sentence. Wile pronunciation.

In ‘Iráq, the Day-Star of the world was so exposed to the wiles of the people of malice as to be eclipsed in splendor.
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While sojourning for one night with a hospitable though superstitious acquaintance, whom he met after leaving Salisbury, "Lavengro" heard the story of the Rev. Mr. Platitude, a sacerdotalist of weak intellects who had been cajoled from his lawful allegiance to the "good, quiet Church of England," by the wiles of a sharking priest come over from Italy to proselytize and to plunder.
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They were selected by one who knows the wiles of my desperate enemy Johnstone.
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The men, grave with the secrets of the troubled past, wondered over the strange meeting at Geneva which had undone all of Hugh Fraser's secretly plotted wiles.
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His mother, the fair Alcmena, wife of Amphitryon, having found favor in the eyes of the god Jupiter, soon fell an unwilling victim to his celestial wiles.
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Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil; [6:12]for our conflict is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the potentates of the darkness of this world, against the spiritual [hosts] of evil in the heavenly [worlds].
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If Christ and our blessing in Him become more real to us we will be beyond the reach of the god of this age with his wiles and sinister purposes.
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At any cost she must placate this man; she knew the die was cast, and that if Lassiter did not soften to a woman's grace and beauty and wiles, then it would be because she could not make him.
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The-the idea that you should fall a victim to the wiles of a low, vulgar-" Bernie stiffened his back and his colorless eyes flashed.
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I learn'd the wiles, the shifts, the calls, The language of each living thing; I mark'd the hawk that darting falls, Or station'd spreads the trembling wing.
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There's what's her name in the Bible, by whose wiles the old blind man was induced to give to his second son the blessing which was the birthright of the other.
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But Thomas was not experienced in the wiles and artifices of mine-salters, and the residue of yellow particles left in the pan was proof positive that the claim was making good.
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The Injuns was in breech-cloths and moccasins, and, of course, they created no comment; but the sight of a half-nekked white man was something new to these people, and the first flash they got at Mike's fancy togs told 'em they'd once more fell a victim to the white man's wiles.
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But the Abbot had room for no passion save the love of Christ, and her wiles were powerless against this armor.
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W'ile he was doin' dis, we gits shore leave.
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They know from experience that they sometimes err; and the wonder is that they so seldom err as they do, beset, as they continually are, by the wiles of parasites and sycophants; by the snares of the ambitious, the avaricious, the desperate; by the artifices of men who possess their confidence more than they deserve it, and of those who seek to possess rather than to deserve it.
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And the thought of the girl's peril, if she should be left to the wiles of Cuthbert Mackenzie, put me in a mind to accept any opportunity of escape that offered.
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Again, in the afternoon, Dorothy went to meeting, though her pulses began to beat, with a slight return of the fever, and again she strove with her cunning maiden wiles to attract this obdurate Eugene, and again in vain.
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What, cannot you quit your wiles and your subtleties, now that you are in a state of security?
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A lusty fighter sure was Giles In counsel sage and full of wiles.
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Examples of Wile

Example #1
One of them: after having suffered intense vicissitudes, He was made homeless and a wanderer and fell a victim to still new vexations and troubles.
Example #2
In every hour, for a period of fifty years, a new trial and calamity befell Him and fresh afflictions and cares beset Him.
Example #3
During his travels after his abandonment of Grub Street, "Lavengro" frequently came upon the traces of the man in black.
Example #4
Subsequently he heard of the efforts of the same clever dialectician to overcome the Methodist preacher Peter Williams-efforts which collapsed upon the appearance of the preacher's wife Winifred.
Example #5
He is a veteran of the Tonquin war, and that pretty scar was a present from the Black Flags.
Example #6
Why did you do this strange thing?