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duplicity
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition deception (lying to or misleading others) — usually over an extended period
  • In order to free his mind from this indistinctness and duplicity of impression, which vexed it with a strange disquietude, he recalled and more thoroughly defined the plans which Hester and himself had sketched for their departure.
    Chapter 20 -- The Minister in a Maze (4% in)
duplicity = deception — such as lying
There are no more uses of "duplicity" in The Scarlet Letter.

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