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The Importance of Being Earnest
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  • Disloyalty would be as impossible to him as deception.
  • Continuing his disgraceful deception, he succeeded in the course of the afternoon in alienating the affections of my only ward.
  • ] A gross deception has been practised on both of us.

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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?
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire

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