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Definition of foiled

: ornamented with foils a foiled arch

Examples of foiled in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The alleged foiled plot and the arrests of the men were announced by Smith two days after a 21-year-old man allegedly shot and killed seven people and wounded dozens more at a Fourth of July parade in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park. Bill Hutchinson, ABC News, 11 July 2022 On September 21st, 1327, Edward died under mysterious circumstances at Berkeley Castle, where he’d been sent after a foiled plot to free him from Kenilworth. Anne Thériault, Longreads, 21 June 2022 Last year, two foiled plots were allegedly planned by former military members affiliated with right-wing extremist groups or militias. Luis Martinez, ABC News, 28 Apr. 2021 In the final moments of Season 5, Shelby was in despair over his foiled assassination plot against fascist leader Oswald Mosley (Sam Claflin) , putting a gun to his head in a foggy field. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, 11 June 2022 Khodaei was involved in a foiled plot to kill Israeli businessmen in Cyprus in the fall of 2021, according to some of the people. Benoit Faucon, WSJ, 26 May 2022 In 2010, he was detained and charged in connection with a foiled plot to fly cocaine to Liberia and Ghana from South America. New York Times, 27 Apr. 2022 German Justice Minister Christine Lambrecht sharply condemned the foiled Hagen attack. Kirsten Grieshaber, ajc, 16 Sep. 2021 In October 2020, more than a dozen men were arrested on federal and state charges in connection with what authorities said was a foiled plot to kidnap Whitmer. NBC News, 31 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of foiled

1835, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jul 2022

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“Foiled.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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