inveigling

[ in-vey-guhl, -vee- ]SEE DEFINITION OF inveigling
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All is lost, for the sake of that inveigling, perfidious young Syren.

They have many ways of inveigling the artless and unthinking.

He heard her inveigling Antone, the old Italian labourer, into confidences.

And would she indulge her own love by inveigling him she loved into a base marriage?

No one should rightfully accuse him of inveigling the heir to marry his niece.

Or he may have thought I was inveigling him into the commission of some desperate crime.

I have a notion I know something of the inveigling chap, the powerful one.

He wondered at the inveigling content that introduced itself into her voice, face, and gesture.

The minister, after many days, discovered who his correspondent was, and succeeded in inveigling the stone-breaker to the manse.

I mean that, in common with others, I believed you guilty of inveigling Daisy Banks away.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., "to blind (someone's) judgment," alteration of Middle French aveugler "delude, make blind," from Vulgar Latin *aboculus "without sight, blind," from Latin ab- "without" (see ab-) + oculus "eye" (see eye (n.)). Loan-translation of Greek ap ommaton "without eyes." Meaning "to win over by deceit, seduce" is 1530s.

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