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hypocrisy
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Wuthering Heights
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  • ’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.
  • 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!
  • 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!

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  • It’s not clear if she is guilty of moral hypocrisy or moral weakness.
  • Hypocrisy is a standard feature of party politics with the majority regularly taking steps they claimed were wrong when the other party had the majority.

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