wiles


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But with a sudden well-assumed ebullition of spirits he drew her toward the dancing-floor, and as they swung around and around in a waltz she pondered on the iron heart of the man who held her in his arms and resisted all her wiles.
I, WHO erewhile the happy Garden sung By one man's disobedience lost, now sing Recovered Paradise to all mankind, By one man's firm obedience fully tried Through all temptation, and the Tempter foiled In all his wiles, defeated and repulsed, And Eden raised in the waste Wilderness.
Hardened in treachery and in all the tricks and wiles of hatred, he could take a stab in the back and not let his face tell of it.
The mallet hand of Edward, however, had shattered all the schemes and wiles of the plotter.
While it packed the socialist meetings with mad enthusiasm, it was impervious to the wiles of the old- party politicians.
So she (Europa) crossed the briny water from afar to Crete, beguiled by the wiles of Zeus.
21-27) And from Ithaca the sacred might of Odysseus, Laertes son, who knew many-fashioned wiles, sought her to wife.
You are a young gentleman, and do not know half their artful wiles.
Again I call out all my diplomacy, and again as soon as the thing was about at an end, our friend the government clerk gets hot and red, and his sausages stand on end with wrath, and once more I launch out into diplomatic wiles.
Do we not wile away moments of inanity or fatigued waiting by repeating some trivial movement or sound, until the repetition has bred a want, which is incipient habit?
Now, my friends," said she, "to wile away the time till the bright moon goes down, let us each tell a tale, or relate what we have done or learned this day.
When every other wile had been tried in vain, he got Archie to propose a game with forfeits.