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Definition of Espieglerie
1. [n -S]
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Literary usage of Espieglerie
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1. Vanity Fair: A Novel Without a Hero by William Makepeace Thackeray (1893)
"... and looked exceedingly pleased and shy as the dinner went on, and at the various feats and instances of espieglerie on the part of her son. ..."
2. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, George Walter Prothero (1875)
"... the same overruling desire and talent for appearing kind and amiable to others, the same tendency to espieglerie, and to the treatment of men and things ..."
3. Players and Playwrights I Have Known by John Coleman (1888)
"... of motion imparted a remarkable air of distinction, rendered piquant by a certain espieglerie which was all her own and was perfectly irresistible. ..."