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But Themistocles was not the man to be hoodwinked by the simple cunning of the Spartans.

You imagine that a man like that can be played with, and hoodwinked by amateurs like yourself.

They must have thought they had hoodwinked me and were probably then rejoicing at their success.

Their safety required a Governor who could be controlled or hoodwinked by them.

I was not hoodwinked, but neither was I stirred to resistance.

Indeed I had had it from her own lips that she had played with this man, even as she had hoodwinked the prince.

Surely these fine, independent fellows were not to be hoodwinked by the jingoes!

The Commissioners turned out to be able men, who were not to be hoodwinked.

A man of such broad experience was not to be hoodwinked so easily.

Was I not guilty of letting her come on to me hoodwinked at this moment?

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, "to blindfold," from hood (n.1) + wink; figurative sense of "mislead, deceive" is c.1600. Related: Hoodwinked; hoodwinking.

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