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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ENSNARE

Only be brave, and stay here with me; don't let her ensnare you!

Ay; that's it—too innocent t' conceal her feelin's an' too proud to ensnare you.

He knew the cunning plan Satan had conceived to ensnare Peter.

It seems impossible that one should ensnare its elusive spirit.

The bishop put many questions to him to see if he could ensnare him.

To him she was nothing but a harlot to be used to ensnare his enemies.

She it was that taught them how to ensnare the victims marked for their bows.

He can ensnare a person in no time, and it won't be long before he'll undo her, too.

It is the most subtle and sweeping of all evil methods to ensnare the mind of man.

This enabled him to devise a project by which to ensnare the savages to their ruin.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, from en- (1) "make, put in" + snare (n.). Related: Ensnared; ensnaring.

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