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dissemble
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Moby Dick
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  • But that thing of his dissembling was only subject to his perceptibility, not to his will determinate.
  • Yet without power to kill, or change, or shun the fact; he likewise knew that to mankind he did long dissemble; in some sort, did still.
  • Nevertheless, so well did he succeed in that dissembling, that when with ivory leg he stepped ashore at last, no Nantucketer thought him otherwise than but naturally grieved, and that to the quick, with the terrible casualty which had overtaken him.

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  • The news is bad, but the company spokesperson is doing what she can to change the subject and dissemble.
  • After the primaries, she will dissembles her past statements to appear more moderate in her beliefs.

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