Examples of guile in a sentence
By the end of Liebling's dispatch, Mollie has become a mythic figure invulnerable to death, capable of great feats of courage and guile, and able to transform himself into any human type for the purposes of disguise. —Lee Siegel, Harper's, December 2004
The going was painfully slow, but Chickenhound consoled himself on the long journey by boosting his own ego. “Maybe a silly bunch of rats could put one over on Sela. Huh, she was old and had lost a lot of her guile. Not like me! They hadn't reckoned with a smart intelligent young fox like I am.” —Brian Jacques, Redwall, (1986) 2002
Untrained human nature was not frank and innocent; it was full of the twists and defences of an instinctive guile. —Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence, 1920
a shady salesman who usually relies on a combination of quick thinking and guile
a person so full of guile he can't even be trusted to give you the correct time of day
Recent Examples of guile from the web
Damon, my man this year, is the seemingly perfect combination of guile, grit, and good nature.
Yet no matter how skilled the adversary, including male and female ninjas of uncommon guile and technical prowess, none can thwart Itto.
The voice—ringing, powerful, soulful—and the musical guile were there from the start.
That is, unless Manning, through guile, painstaking planning and the art of a deft veteran touch, can forestall the march of time for at least one more day.
No training, no craft to speak of, no guile, just pure instinct.
Cleverness, guile, obscure references, design elegance, and, above all, irony are the chief enemies of a movement in which the lack of imagination is a virtue, the ultimate sign of authenticity.
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Origin and Etymology of guile
Middle English gile, from Anglo-French, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Old English wigle divination — more at witch
First Known Use: 13th century
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Definition of guile for English Language Learners
: the use of clever and usually dishonest methods to achieve something
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Definition of guile for Students
: the use of clever and often dishonest methods
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