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dissemble
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The Crucible
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dissemble
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The Crucible
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  • Betty, little one … He is bending to kneel again when his niece, Abigail Williams, seventeen, enters—a strikingly beautiful girl, an orphan, with an endless capacity for dissembling.

Samples from Other Sources
  • The news is bad, but the company spokesperson is doing what she can to change the subject and dissemble.

  • So help me God, as I dissemble not!
    Shakespeare, William  --  King Henry VI, Part 1

  • Betty, little one … He is bending to kneel again when his niece, Abigail Williams, seventeen, enters—a strikingly beautiful girl, an orphan, with an endless capacity for dissembling.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible

  • It must have been a self-preserving instinct which had made us keep the thing to ourselves, for we`d no active feeling of danger — I had so little, in fact, that when Uncle Axel found me sitting behind a rick chatting apparently to myself, I made very little effort to dissemble.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids

  • Think you my uncle did dissemble, grandam?
    William Shakespeare  --  The Life and Death of King Richard III
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