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Definitionpretending 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)
There are no more uses of "hypocrisy" in Wuthering Heights.
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