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
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The former's rock hard physicality coupled with the latter's defensive guile and brains led them to five Premier League titles and a Champions League trophy with Manchester United.
Instead of using guile to reclaim their homes, some species are wising up to the idea of avoiding us altogether.
While South Korea lacked the guile to open up the German defence having to play a spectator role for large spells and needed someone to take charge of the game.
Corey Pavin won the 1995 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills on guile and short-game mastery, famously hitting a 4-wood safely onto the green on the 72nd hole to ensure victory.
If Colon, who will turn 45 on Thursday, is hanging on to the vestiges of his professional career — getting by with one pitch (a fastball) and a belly full of guile — Torres, 21, is continuing to assert his arrival.
Odrisamer Despaigne, the Marlins’ spot starter and a former San Diego pitcher, favors guile over power, variety over simplicity.
Such fish yield not to superior guile, but rather choose to donate themselves to respectful fishermen who work on behalf of all.
His style of offense is more about smarts, guile and technique and not superior athleticism.
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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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