"If that is the case, hats off to him for guile and deviousness," says Yossi Verter in Haaretz.
But to say nothing of the innovative frame structure, what stands out here is the guile and agency of the female characters.
After a while Marks suspicion is aroused, to be lulled by guile.
There was no guile or evil in them, and because of it she wondered all the more that she could not face them.
By my soul, I think thee As free from guile, as yon blue vault from clouds, And clear as rain-drops ere they touch the earth!
Thus he says, truly, therefore we must meet guile with guile.
Emmy Lou was pink-cheeked and chubby and in her heart there was no guile.
He was being forced to play a deep game with her and was meeting guile with guile.
Probably, by the time he reached the tenth green, he was too intent upon his game to remember how guile had won him freedom.
There must be guile behind it, or he knew naught of the ways of men.
mid-12c., from Old French guile "deceit, wile, fraud, ruse, trickery," from Frankish *wigila "trick, ruse" or a related Germanic source (cf. Old Frisian wigila "sorcery, witchcraft," Old English wil "trick;" see wile).