Definition of "wiles" []

  • Trickery, cunning, or craftiness (noun)
  • An artful or seductive trick or ploy (noun)
  • To lure, beguile, or entice (verb)
  • Plural form of wile. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "wiles" in a sentence
  • "Then I heard a voice say to me, ‘O thou duck, beware of the son of Adam and be not imposed on by his words nor by that he may suggest to thee; for he aboundeth in wiles and guiles; so beware with all wariness of his perfidy, for again I say, he is crafty and right cunning even as singeth of him the poet,"
  • "Mr. Groom was young, and the temptress, if younger, was skilled in wiles."
  • "He recalled the wiles that had been employed to induce him to attend a function in a Jesuits 'chapel, in an obscure nook of London; the same agencies had been employed there; then, as now, the influence of Clare Arundel had been introduced to sway him when all others had failed."