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feint
used in David Copperfield

2 uses
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Definition any distracting or deceptive maneuver; or the act of making the maneuver
  • I recollect being very much surprised by the feint everybody made, then, of not having been to sleep at all, and by the uncommon indignation with which everyone repelled the charge.
    Chapters 4-6 (62% in)
  • This part of the business, however, did not last long; for the young rascal, being expert at a variety of feints and dodges, of which my aunt had no conception, soon went whooping away, leaving some deep impressions of his nailed boots in the flower-beds, and taking his donkey in triumph with him.
    Chapters 13-15 (62% in)

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