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hypocrisy
used in Wuthering Heights

3 uses
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Definition pretending to have moral standards while not living up to them
  • 'With that I shut the window and returned to my place by the fire; having too small a stock of hypocrisy at my command to pretend any anxiety for the danger that menaced him.
    Chapter 17 (38% in)
  • He had the hypocrisy to represent a mourner: and previous to following with Hareton, he lifted the unfortunate child on to the table and muttered, with peculiar gusto, 'Now, my bonny lad, you are MINE!
    Chapter 17 (95% in)
  • Hareton, and the whole set of you, will be good enough to understand that I reject any pretence at kindness you have the hypocrisy to offer!
    Chapter 30 (82% in)

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