It’s such rubbish, such lying, such self-deception.
But the expression of her face, scared and gloomy, did not now promise even deception.
After her husband had left her, she told herself that she was glad, that now everything was made clear, and at least there would be no more lying and deception.
This self-deception was not of long duration.
He had expected to find him in the same state of self-deception which he had heard was so frequent with the consumptive, and which had struck him so much during his brother’s visit in the autumn.
"Yes, looking at the sky, I thought that the dome that I see is not a deception, and then I thought something, I shirked facing something," he mused.
And she decided on the spot that next day, Seryozha’s birthday, she would go straight to her husband’s house, bribe or deceive the servants, but at any cost see her son and overturn the hideous deception with which they were encompassing the unhappy child.
Chapter 29 The carrying out of Levin’s plan presented many difficulties; but he struggled on, doing his utmost, and attained a result which, though not what he desired, was enough to enable him, without self-deception, to believe that the attempt was worth the trouble.
It is absolutely necessary to put an end"—he looked round as he spoke—"to the deception in which we are living."
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However, like all dangerous deceptions, the lies that clappers tell themselves wear seductive disguises.
Neal Shusterman -- Unwind
Not to know after all these years that deception can hide in plain sight?