Archer’s New York tolerated hypocrisy in private relations; but in business matters it exacted a limpid and impeccable honesty.
He perceived that such a picture presupposed, on her part, the experience, the versatility, the freedom of judgment, which she had been carefully trained not to possess; and with a shiver of foreboding he saw his marriage becoming what most of the other marriages about him were: a dull association of material and social interests held together by ignorance on the one side and hypocrisy on the other.
Her incapacity to recognise change made her children conceal their views from her as Archer concealed his; there had been, from the first, a joint pretence of sameness, a kind of innocent family hypocrisy, in which father and children had unconsciously collaborated.
I’m sick of the hypocrisy that would bury alive a woman of her age if her husband prefers to live with harlots."
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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.