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Definition of foiled

: ornamented with foils a foiled arch

Examples of foiled in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Alina and Kirigan get hot and heavy in his chamber, but when Kirigan is called away (to be informed about the foiled assassination attempt), Baghra appears behind a secret door and whisks Alina away. Nick Schager,, "Shadow and Bone binge-watch recap: Episodes 1-8," 23 Apr. 2021 The numbers were not too different between the foiled attackers and those who actually committed them. Washington Post, "Report: Plotters of school shootings nearly always communicate plans to others," 1 Apr. 2021 The Waseca area also has a history of high-profile, gut-wrenching crimes: the 1999 murder of 12-year-old Cally Jo Larson, the 2007 murders of a 13-year-old son and his father, the foiled 2014 bombing plot at Waseca High School. Reid Forgrave, Star Tribune, "In rural Minnesota, where cops and community are familiar, Derek Chauvin trial looks different," 4 Apr. 2021 In the foiled plots studied by the Secret Service, 69% of the communications about the plans were observed by students, classmates or peers. Luke Barr, ABC News, "'Targeted violence' against schools preventable: Secret Service report," 30 Mar. 2021 The foiled robbers snatched a wallet from the Volvo and returned to the Mercedes. Washington Post, "Puzzling spike in auto thefts, many of them violent, worries D.C.-area police," 22 Dec. 2020 An article on Monday about a foiled Iranian plot in Ethiopia against diplomats from the United Arab Emirates misidentified the location of a missile attack on American forces in January 2020. New York Times, "Corrections: Feb. 17, 2021," 16 Feb. 2021 Ty Garbin, 25, of Hartland Township, has cut a deal with prosecutors and is scheduled to plead guilty next week to his alleged role in the foiled plot, according to court records. Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press, "Feds: Whitmer kidnap suspect who cased her house set to plead guilty," 22 Jan. 2021 Six men were charged in an alleged foiled plot to kidnap the governor in October following frustration with Whitmer's virus protocols. Jake Dima, Washington Examiner, "Whitmer seeking $5M within coronavirus relief package to enforce gun ban at state Capitol," 22 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of foiled

1835, in the meaning defined above

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30 Apr 2021

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“Foiled.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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